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  • Light rail in Brussels (Belgium)

    Light rail in Barcelona (Spain)

    Light rail in Phoenix (USA)

    Gold Coast Rapid Transit

    Gold Coast Rapid Transit

    www.goldcoastrapidtransit.qld.gov.au

    Bringing light rail to Broadbeach What to expect during the early construction works in Broadbeach (2010 – 2011)

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    The Gold Coast Rapid Transit project is currently delivering Stage One of a world class light rail system for one of Australia’s fastest growing cities – the Gold Coast.

    Stage One is the priority route from Griffith University (Parklands Drive, Southport) to Broadbeach. This 13 kilometre dedicated light rail corridor will service the new Gold Coast University Hospital, Griffith University, Southport medical precinct and the fast growing commercial, retail and recreational centres of Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

    From late 2010, early construction works will be taking place as part of the Gold Coast Rapid Transit project, as we prepare the city for the introduction of the light rail system.

    Managing construction and working with the community The Gold Coast Rapid Transit project team is committed to minimising

    the construction impacts on the community.

    Some works may occur at night to reduce the impact to peak traffic flows.

    When night works are planned, noise will be kept to a minimum, lights

    will be managed appropriately and the community will be informed of the

    works in advance.

    Some of the ways that noise will be managed during night works include:

    • programming the loudest work during the daytime and before

    midnight wherever possible in residential areas

    • implementing control measures, monitoring noise levels in residential

    areas and use of low noise equipment.

    Place Manager for Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach A dedicated Place Manager is available to provide up to date information

    on construction works in Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. As Place

    Manager for Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, Jessica Banks will be

    working with the community and businesses during the construction

    activities. You can contact Jessica by phoning the project office on 1800 967 377 or email broadbeach@tmr.qld.gov.au

    Key contacts Phone Freecall 1800 967 377

    (Free call from within Australia. Call charges may apply from pay phones and mobile phones).

    Email Broadbeach related enquiries: broadbeach@tmr.qld.gov.au

    General enquiries: gc_rapidtransit@tmr.qld.gov.au

    Website www.goldcoastrapidtransit.qld.gov.au

    Sign up for Light Rail Mail Light Rail Mail is the Gold Coast Rapid Transit project e-bulletin. It’s

    the best way for you to remain informed about what’s happening with

    the project. You will read about project news, construction and traffic

    information, as well as any opportunities to tender for work on the project

    throughout the construction phase. Sign up for Light Rail Mail at the

    project website: www.goldcoastrapidtransit.qld.gov.au

    www.goldcoastrapidtransit.qld.gov.au

    Looking south from Main Beach to Surfers Paradise

    Surveying along the light rail corridor

    The project team discussing the light rail route with the community

  • Where are the Broadbeach roadworks? The Broadbeach roadworks package will occur along the Gold Coast Highway between Thornton Street and Australia Avenue as shown in blue on the above map.

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    Why do we need roadworks? Before the light rail can be built, the roads it will travel on have to be widened and levelled. All the services located under the road — such as the gas, water and telecommunications — also have to be moved to a more accessible location to allow for future repairs and upgrades. Once all of this is complete, the area will be prepared for the construction team to build tracks, stations, bridges and intersection upgrades to support the light rail operation.

    Some of the activities you may see around these areas are: • survey work • road widening and intersection upgrades • relocation of public utilities such as communications, power,

    water, gas and sewage services • landscaping, concreting and paving.

    Intersections Some traffic modifications will be needed to accommodate the light rail. Works may include re-marking lanes, road levelling and installing new signalling. There will be traffic management in place whilst works take place.

    Parking As part of the Broadbeach roadworks, there will be changes to the traffic conditions and the progressive removal of on-street parking along the Gold Coast Highway between the intersections of Thornton Street and Australia Avenue. Changes to parking in this area will be permanent. Property and emergency access will be maintained throughout the early works program.Surfers ParadiseArtist impression of light rail in Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise

    An example of traffic control around road works

    How will traffic be impacted? Along the Gold Coast Highway, two lanes of traffic will be maintained for the majority of the time during the works. However, certain construction activities may require the closure of one lane in each direction during off-peak times and reduced speed limits will be applied. Changes to traffic conditions will be communicated to motorists via signage, print and radio advertising, website updates and email notifications.

    Legend Light rail route

    Broadbeach roadworks

    Light rail stations

    Station names are working titles only and may be subject to change.

    www.goldcoastrapidtransit.qld.gov.au

    Pacific Fair, Broadbeach

    Department of Transport and Main Roads, Broadbeach precinct overview issue 2, November 2010. This publication is correct at time of printing and may be subject to change.

    Main Beach Station

    Surfers Paradise North Station

    Surfers Paradise Station

    Northcliffe Station Florida Gardens

    Station Broadbeach North Station

    Broadbeach South Station

    Cypress Avenue Station

    Cavill Avenue Station

  • Light rail in Brussels (Belgium)

    Light rail in Barcelona (Spain)

    Light rail in Phoenix (USA)

    Gold Coast Rapid Transit

    Gold Coast Rapid Transit

    www.goldcoastrapidtransit.qld.gov.au

    Bringing light rail to Broadbeach What to expect during the early construction works in Broadbeach (2010 – 2011)

    01056

    The Gold Coast Rapid Transit project is currently delivering Stage One of a world class light rail system for one of Australia’s fastest growing cities – the Gold Coast.

    Stage One is the priority route from Griffith University (Parklands Drive, Southport) to Broadbeach. This 13 kilometre dedicated light rail corridor will service the new Gold Coast University Hospital, Griffith University, Southport medical precinct and the fast growing commercial, retail and recreational centres of Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

    From late 2010, early construction works will be taking place as part of the Gold Coast Rapid Transit project, as we prepare the city for the introduction of the light rail system.

    Managing construction and working with the community The Gold Coast Rapid Transit project team is committed to minimising

    the construction impacts on the community.

    Some works may occur at night to reduce the impact to peak traffic flows.

    When night works are planned, noise will be kept to a minimum, lights

    will be managed appropriately and the community will be informed of the

    works in advance.

    Some of the ways that noise will be managed during night works include:

    • programming the loudest work during the daytime and before

    midnight wherever possible in residential areas

    • implementing control measures, monitoring noise levels in residential

    areas and use of low noise equipment.

    Place Manager for Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach A dedicated Place Manager is available to provide up to date information

    on construction works in Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach. As Place

    Manager for Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, Jessica Banks will be

    working with the community and businesses during the construction

    activities. You can contact Jessica by phoning the project office on 1800 967 377 or email broadbeach@tmr.qld.gov.au

    Key contacts Phone Freecall 1800 967 377

    (Free call from within Australia. Call charges may apply from pay phones and mobile phones).

    Email Broadbeach