Smith Street Motorway, Gold Coast

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Smith Street Motorway
General information
Type Freeway
Length 5.3 km (3.3 mi)
Route number(s) State Route 10
Major junctions
West end Pacific Motorway, Gaven
  Olsen Avenue, Parkwood
Wast end Smith Street, Southport
Highway system
Highways in Australia
National HighwayFreeways in Australia
Highways in Queensland

Smith Street Motorway (SR10) (or the Smith Street extension) is a main route in the Gold Coast, Australia. It is Gold Coast's second motorway, the other being Pacific Motorway. It connects one of the Gold Coast's major centres, Southport to the Pacific Motorway.

The road is motorway standard for 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the Pacific Motorway (exit 66), until the Parklands Drive intersection. It then runs as a divided road up until High Street in Southport, where it turns into North Street up until the Gold Coast Highway. Important places along the route include Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus and Parklands Gold Coast, the city's showgrounds. The Gold Coast University Hospital is also planned for along the route.

A new iconic red bridge for pedestrians across Smith Street was completed in early 2007. The red bridge joins the existing parklands campus of Griffith University to the new site on the southern side of Smith Street.

  • The highest point of the highway is 45 metres at the Smith Street interchange near the Pacific motorway.[1]

Interchanges and intersections[edit]

The entire motorway is in the City of Gold Coast local government area.

Location km mi Destinations Notes
GavenArundel boundary 0 0 Pacific Motorway (M1) north – Brisbane Western motorway terminus at partial Y interchange: northbound exit and southbound entrance
Arundel–Molendinar boundary 1 1 Smith Street to Pacific Motorway (M1) south, Coolangatta, Gaven Partial trumpet interchange: no westbound entrance
Molendinar–Parkwood boundary 2 1 Precision Drive – Molendinar Westbound exit and entrance only
Molendinar–Parkwood–Southport tripoint 4 2 Olsen Avenue (State Route 4) – Parkwood, Ashmore Diamond interchange
Southport 5 3 Parklands Drive – Griffith University Gold Coast Campus Traffic light intersection
5.3 3.3 Smith Street (State Route 10) east / Kumbari Avenue north & south – Southport Eastern motorway terminus at traffic light intersection

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Track". Smith Street Motorway. GPSies. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing