The Department of Transport and Main Roads, in partnership with Gold Coast City Council, is considering road improvements which would assist traffic flow west of the Pacific Motorway at Reedy Creek.

A planning study is currently underway, looking into the provision of a new connection, linking the Pacific Motorway and Old Coach Road. This connection, leaving the motorway at the Burleigh Interchange (Exit 87), has been indicated in the Gold Coast street directory for several years.

Referred to as the Old Coach Road Connector, this link would help manage traffic growth on the western side of the motorway and enable some local traffic to avoid the motorway altogether.

The first phase of the Old Coach Road Connector includes the preservation of a suitable road corridor between Burleigh Interchange (Exit 87) and Old Coach Road.

A connection in this area would provide greater connectivity between the Pacific Motorway, Reedy Creek, West Burleigh, Old Burleigh Town and the surrounding areas.

The connection would also provide a more direct route from Tallebudgera Valley along Old Coach Road which ultimately, would require upgrading.