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Southport light rail works progress with bus stop relocation

Thursday, December 06, 2012

GoldLinQ advises the bus stop outside Australia Fair has been permanently closed and relocated north along Scarborough Street to make way for light rail.

CEO Phil Mumford said at the same time Nerang Street, between Davenport and Scarborough Streets, was permanently closed to through traffic.

“This section of Nerang Street will be pedestrianised as part of trams operating in the Southport CBD and works will now progress in the area, which means traffic will be redirected,” Mr Mumford said.

“We have been working closely with businesses on the street to ensure they will still have access to their driveways from Davenport Street.

“Southport CBD will have a transport hub from mid-2014 with public transport users able to catch a tram north or south and buses to the north and west.”

Mr Mumford said Southport residents and visitors would see a new set of traffic signals at the intersection of Hinze and Scarborough Streets and a new bus station outside the Police station and TAFE in Scarborough Street from this week.

“Now underground services work, including water and electricity relocations and upgrades, will begin in Scarborough Street outside Australia Fair,” he said.

“One pedestrian crossing will remain outside Australia Fair but its location may change during construction.”

Mr Mumford asked motorists to abide by the 40 km/h speed limit and follow all traffic control advice and signs in the area to keep themselves and GoldLinQ workers safe.