'Diamond' interchange shining bright

Published 5:30am 1 October 2022

'Diamond' interchange shining bright
Words by Nick Crockford

The $30 million Gympie Arterial Rd and Strathpine Rd Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) is now complete and operational.

This DDI design is the first of its kind in Brisbane and the third in Queensland following two recently opened on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

Including new on-road bike lanes, the interchange upgrade at Bald Hills was designed to reduce congestion, improve travel times and improve safety.

Funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on a 50:50 basis the project was delivered by Fulton Hogan supporting an average of 65 direct jobs.

Finishing work

“We’ve seen how effective diamond diverging interchanges can be at alleviating congestion, so it’s a triumph to local commuters that this project is now complete,” Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said.

Minor finishing work and noise barrier installation up to Wing St is still taking place with work expected to be completed by mid 2023.

To view how to use the new on-road bike paths on the new diverging diamond interchange and more on the project, click here.

For up-to-date road works and conditions across the state, visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au, call 13 19 40 or download the app.

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