The Tugun Bypass Tunnel is located on the Pacific Motorway, under Gold Coast Airport. Routine maintenance of the tunnel is carried out every three months and involves a range of measures such as inspecting the various operating and safety systems.
The tunnel is part of the four-lane Tugun Bypass, completed in mid-2008. The bypass provides a motorway standard link between Queensland and New South Wales, easing congestion and reducing travel times for tourists, heavy vehicles, and local traffic.
Current monitoring shows almost 60,000 vehicles use the bypass and tunnel every day.