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The light rail construction process will involve several stages and work fronts. GoldLinQ will use a combination of communication methods - newspaper advertising, letter box drops and door knocking – including this website to ensure impacted residents, businesses and motorists can prepare, park and move within these key Gold Coast precincts during construction.

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    Surfers Paradise

    Surfers Paradise - Cavill Avenue Works - Updated 30 April 2014

    Night works to replant palm trees will take place on Wednesday 7 May 2014 at the intersection of Cavill Avenue and Surfers Paradise Boulevard.

    To facilitate revegetation, Cavill Avenue east will be temporarily closed from 9:00pm to 5:00am.

    Night works:

    • Local access to Cavill Avenue and Orchid Avenue will be maintained via Elkhorn Avenue under traffic control for the duration of the closure.
    • Orchid Avenue will become two-way during the temporary closure.
    • During night works vehicles will use “quacker” (quieter) style reversing alarms to reduce noise.
    • Light towers will be placed to limit glare to nearby residences.

    What to expect:

    • Installation of safety barriers and fencing to contain the construction area.
    • Replanting of palm trees on the southern side of the intersection.
    • Heavy machinery, excavation and crane movements to facilitate construction activities.
    • Construction noise, dust and vibration at times. Every effort will be made to minimise these impacts.
    • Timing of this work is subject to weather conditions and construction constraints.

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    Updated
    2 May 2014 14:16
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    Surfers Paradise

    Surfers Paradise - Vista Street to Thornton Street Closure - Updated 23 April 2014

    From Tuesday 29 April 2014, the western intersection of Thornton Street will be closed for up to three days to facilitate preparation works for final asphalting.

    From Monday 5 May 2014, Surfers Paradise Boulevard will be closed for up to two weeks from Vista Street to Thornton Street to remove a redundant pit and final asphalting.

    Traffic changes:

    • Surfers Paradise Boulevard will be closed for up to two weeks to all southbound traffic (see map).
    • Southbound traffic will be detoured to the Esplanade at Vista Street to return to Surfers Paradise Boulevard.
    • The western intersection of Thornton Street will be closed to east and westbound through traffic at Surfers Paradise Boulevard for up to three days (see map).
    • During the closure of Thornton Street, local access to Thornton Towers will be maintained via Enderley Avenue and River Terrace.

    What to expect:

    • Installation of safety barriers and fencing to contain the construction area.
    • Heavy machinery, such as excavation to facilitate construction activities.
    • Construction noise, dust and vibration at times. Every effort will be made to minimise these impacts.
    • Pedestrian access routes will be maintained around the construction area. Temporary footpath closures near the active work area will occur and alternative routes will be signed.
    • The majority of construction work will be carried out between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday.
    • Timing of this work is subject to weather conditions and construction constraints.

    Night works:

    • Night works will be required as part of these works.
    • During night works vehicles will use “quacker” (quieter) style reversing alarms to reduce noise.
    • Light towers will be placed to limit glare to nearby residences.

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    Updated
    29 April 2014 13:46
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    Surfers Paradise

    Surfers Paradise - Main Beach Parade to Ocean Avenue Footpath Works - Updated 22 April 2014

    From Monday 28 April 2014, Surfers Paradise Boulevard will be closed to traffic from Main Beach Parade to Ocean Avenue each night to facilitate footpath construction.

    Traffic changes:

    • Surfers Paradise Boulevard will be closed to all southbound traffic from Main Beach Parade to Ocean Avenue.
    • Southbound traffic will be detoured to the Esplanade at Main Beach Parade to return to Surfers Paradise Boulevard.
    • Local access for businesses and residents will be maintained via Surfers Paradise Boulevard (see map).
    • Pedestrian and business access routes will be maintained around the construction area. Temporary footpath closures near the active work area will occur and alternative routes will be signed.
    • Alternative routes and redirections will be signed. Please drive to the conditions at all times during construction as points of access, temporary closures and changes to traffic flow will occur.

    What to expect:

    • Construction of the footpath will be undertaken in three stages. 1. Raising or lowering pit lids where required. 3. Demolition of existing footpath pavement. 2. Pouring a layer of coloured concrete.
    • Heavy machinery, such as jack-hammering will be used to facilitate construction.
    • Installation of safety barriers and fencing to contain the construction area.
    • Construction noise, vibration and dust. Every effort will be made to minimise these impacts.
    • The majority of construction work will be carried out between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday.
    • Timing of this work is subject to weather conditions and construction constraints.

    Night Works:

    • Night works will be required as part of these works to minimise the impact on businesses, pedestrians and traffic.
    • During night works vehicles will use “quacker” (quieter) style reversing alarms to reduce noise.
    • Light towers will be placed to limit glare to nearby residences.

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    Updated
    22 April 2014 15:01
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    Surfers Paradise

    Surfers Paradise - Beach Road Closure - Updated 23 April 2014

    From Monday 28 April 2014, Beach Road will be closed to westbound traffic at the intersection with Surfers Paradise Boulevard for up to two weeks to facilitate footpath construction.

    Traffic changes:

    • Beach Road will be closed to all westbound traffic from Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Hanlan Street.
    • Westbound traffic will be detoured to Surfers Paradise Boulevard to return the Gold Coast Highway.
    • Access to Cavill Avenue will be maintained via Beach Road (see map).
    • Local access for businesses and residents will be maintained via the Gold Coast Highway (see map).
    • Pedestrian and business access routes will be maintained around the construction area. Temporary footpath closures near the active work area will occur and alternative routes will be signed.
    • Alternative routes and redirections will be signed. Please drive to the conditions at all times during construction as points of access, temporary closures and changes to traffic flow will occur.

    What to expect:

    • Construction of the footpath will be undertaken in three stages. 1. Raising or lowering pit lids where required and demolition of existing footpath pavement. 2. Pouring a base layer of concrete. 3. Laying the final pavers
    • Heavy machinery, such as jack-hammering will be used to facilitate construction.
    • Installation of safety barriers and fencing to contain the construction area.
    • Construction noise, vibration and dust. Every effort will be made to minimise these impacts.
    • The majority of construction work will be carried out between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday.
    • Timing of this work is subject to weather conditions and construction constraints.

    Night Works:

    • Night works will be required as part of these works to minimise the impact on businesses, pedestrians and traffic.
    • During night works vehicles will use “quacker” (quieter) style reversing alarms to reduce noise.
    • Light towers will be placed to limit glare to nearby residences.

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    Updated
    23 April 2014 13:32
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    Surfers Paradise

    Surfers Paradise - Night works on the Gold Coast Highway - Updated 22 April 2014

    From Sunday 27 April 2014, night works to finalise the installation of the centre median of the Gold Coast Highway, Ferny Avenue intersec-tion to Admiralty Drive, will begin. These works are scheduled to take place at night to minimise the impact on traffic and are anticipated to take up to two weeks to complete, weather permitting.

    Night works:

    • Single lane closures will occur on the Gold Coast Highway.
    • Installation of temporary safety fencing and hoarding to contain the work area at night.
    • Construction will include the use of heavy machinery, including vacuum excavators, to investigate underground services.
    • Traffic management will be in place to assist pedestrians and motorists. Please drive to the conditions at all times during construction.
    • Construction noise, dust and vibration may occur. Every effort will be made to minimise these impacts.
    • The majority of construction work will occur from Sunday to Thursday, 6:30pm to 6:30am.
    • During night works vehicles will use “quacker” (quieter) style reversing alarms to reduce noise.
    • Light towers will be placed to limit glare to nearby residences.

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    Updated
    22 April 2014 15:10
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    Surfers Paradise

    Surfers Paradise - Gold Coast Highway Traffic Changes - Updated 22 April 2014

    From Tuesday 22 April, a number of traffic changes will take place on the Gold Coast Highway southbound and at the intersection with Ocean Avenue. Construction is taking place to install a right turn into Ocean Avenue from the Gold Coast Highway northbound, as part of the final traffic configuration for the corridor.

    Traffic changes:

    • The Gold Coast Highway will be reduced to one lane southbound from the intersection at Ferny Avenue to Pandanus Avenue.
    • One lane of southbound traffic on the Gold Coast Highway will be diverted to Surfers Paradise Boulevard or Ferny Avenue.
    • Ocean Avenue will be closed to traffic at the intersection with the Gold Coast Highway.
    • Ocean Avenue will be reopened to two-way traffic from Surfers Paradise Boulevard.
    • Local access to residents and businesses in Ocean Avenue will be maintained via Surfers Paradise Boulevard.
    • Temporary traffic signals at the intersection of Ferny Avenue and Main Beach Parade will be reactivated during these works.

    What to expect:

    • Alternative routes and redirections will be signed. Please drive to the conditions at all times during construction as points of access, temporary lane closures and changes to traffic flow will occur.
    • Installation of safety barriers and fencing to contain the construction area.
    • Heavy machinery, such as excavation and vibration rolling, to facilitate construction.
    • Works will involve underground service installations, construction of new footpaths, kerbing, and roadway.
    • Pedestrian access routes will be maintained around the construction area. Temporary footpath closures near the active work area will occur and alternative routes will be signed.
    • Construction noise, dust and vibration at times. Every effort will be made to minimise these impacts.
    • The majority of construction work will be carried out between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Saturday.
    • Timing of this work is subject to weather conditions and construction constraints.

    Night works:

    • Night works will be required as part of these works.
    • During night works vehicles will use “quacker” (quieter) reversing alarms to reduce noise.
    • Light towers will be placed to limit glare to nearby residences.

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    Updated
    22 April 2014 15:48
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    Surfers Paradise

    Surfers Paradise - Night works from Elkhorn Avenue to Cavill Avenue - Updated 22 April 2014

    Night works to finalise the construction of the eastern footpath along Surfers Paradise Boulevard from Elkhorn Avenue to Cavill Avenue continue. Works will take place for up to three weeks. Temporary footpath and lane closures will occur, traffic control will be on site to assist.

    What to expect:

    • Surfers Paradise Boulevard will be closed to southbound traffic between Elkhorn Avenue to Cavill Avenue each night from 6:30pm to 6:30am, Sunday to Friday.
    • Temporary safety fencing and hoarding will be installed to contain the work area at night.
    • Construction will involve the use of heavy machinery, including jack-hammers.
    • Construction noise, dust and vibration will occur. Every effort will be made to minimise these impacts.
    • Pedestrian access and access to businesses will be maintained around the work site.
    • Please drive to the conditions at all times as points of access will change.
    • The majority of construction work will occur from Sunday to Friday, 6:30pm to 6:30am.
    • Construction work will also be carried out between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Mon-day to Saturday.
    • During night works vehicles will use ¡§quacker¡¨ (quieter) style reversing alarms to reduce noise.
    • Light towers will be placed to limit glare to nearby residences.

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    Updated
    22 April 2014 14:53