Access to and from the Gold Coast City Council Depot, Southport will change in late May. Access will be via a temporary road adjacent to the existing access.
The existing gate house will be removed and a security guard will be in place at the temporary entry gate. The security guard will control visitor access to the council depot.
Please see the attached construction notice for further information.
From 20 May 2013 landscaping works will occur in Queen Street between Wardoo Street and Nerang Street.
Lane closures for both eastbound and westbound traffic will be required at various times between 9:30am and 2:30pm and from 6:30pm to 6:30am for up to three weeks.
Local access will be maintained and closures will not occur in both directions at the same time.
During this work sections of Queen Street between Wardoo Street and Nerang Street will be closed. For ongoing information on these closures visit goldlinq.com.au and sign up for the weekly construction update.
Local residential access will be maintained however short term delays may occur. Residents need to be aware that following traffic control directions is vital for their safety.
Limited pedestrian access around the construction area. Temporary footpath closures near the active work area will occur and alternative routes will be signed.
GoldLinQ is working closely with the Southport Cemetery and visitor access will be restricted at certain times during eastbound lane closures. There will be no interruptions to burial services at Southport Cemetery.
Please see attached construction notice for more information.
Delivery of the pre-assembled Traction Power Substations* (TPS) that provide power to overhead wires will begin in April.
The first two deliveries are scheduled to occur:
Saturday 13 April 2013 with delivery of a TPS to the Depot facility near Olympic Circuit requiring no traffic lane closures.
Sunday 14 April 2013 with delivery of a TPS to be located at the corner of Nerang and Queen Street requiring a westbound lane closure of Queen Street between Nerang Street and Mal Burke Street between 8:00am and 6:00pm.
Please see attached construction notice for further information.
Changes in traffic conditions are occurring in Scarborough Street as part of the next phase of light rail construction in Southport.
Asphalt laying and kerbing along the western side of Scarborough Street between Lawson and Nerang Streets is being completed. Traffic will then move to the western side of Scarborough Street to allow extensive stormwater drainage and pavement work on the eastern side.
Track laying at the corner of Nerang and Scarborough Street has been completed and station construction will start in Nerang Street, between Scarborough and Davenport Streets, towards the end of April.
Access to driveways between Young Street and Nerang Street is now permanently left in and left out only.
Trackform preparation and rail laying is occurring at the southern section of Scarborough Street between Queen Street and White Street. Sewer and stormwater drainage works are occurring between White Street and Australia Fair.
In approximately late June track laying preparations will start in the remaining centre median area from Young Street to White Street.
Please see that attached construction notice for further information.
In late February 2013, GoldLinQ consortium member Bombardier Transportation (BT) began installing the equipment needed to power light rail vehicles and stations.
Works including the erection of overhead line poles and wires commenced in Queen Street to be followed by Nerang Street.
Once poles and cantilevers (used to support the overhead wires) are in place, the overhead wires are installed.
In addition to overhead line equipment, installation of subsurface cabling, traffic signals for the tram, traction (power) substations and fibre optic communication systems will occur.
Please see attached notice for further information.
From 6:30pm Sunday 24 February 2013, the intersection of Young and Scarborough Street, Southport, will be closed for two weeks.
This is to allow the installation of water and telecommunications services as part of the infrastructure upgrade in Southport.
Please see the attached notice for further information.
From Monday 14 January 2013, Short St, Southport, will be closed to through traffic for several months. This is to allow the installation of storm water drainage as part of the infrastructure upgrade in Southport.