Tugun Bypass Complete


Traffic authorities are meeting on Queensland’s Gold Coast to decide when is the best time to open the Tugun bypass to traffic.

A spokesman from the Gold Coast Traffic Management Centre says wet weather will have an impact on their decision to allow vehicles on the $540 million road.

Queensland Premier Anna Bligh says, once open, it should take drivers about five minutes to travel between Currumbin and Tweed Heads, in northern New South Wales.

“It’s going to make a difference to people who work across this border on a daily basis, make a huge difference to the tourists whose dollars we depend on this part of the coast,” she said.

The bypass officially opened yesterday, with thousands of people walking the seven kilometre stretch from Currumbin to Tweed Heads.

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