A bird's-eye view of new intersection

Published 4:00pm 11 March 2022

A bird's-eye view of new intersection
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Major improvements to a busy Petrie intersection have been completed, easing congestion and making it safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says the old roundabout at the intersection at Anzac Avenue, Gympie Road and Dayboro Road had been replaced with a signalised T-intersection.

The $30 million upgrade included widening the intersection, additional lanes and new traffic signals.

"The old intersection created congestion with motorists waiting long periods to travel through the roundabout in morning and afternoon peaks,” Mr Bailey says.

“The upgrade widened the intersection, creating extra space for additional lanes and new traffic signals to help traffic flow better.

"The signals prioritise heavy traffic, easing congestion by clearing the intersection quicker during peak periods.

“The changes allowed for greater traffic flow even before the intersection was finished.”

Up to 60 jobs were created during this upgrade.

A bird's-eye view of new intersection

Easing the bottleneck for surrounding roads

Member for Kurwongbah Shane King says the upgraded intersection created a “better road network” for residents.

“Along with traffic improvements, the new intersection is also safer for everyone. We've improved safety by regulating right-turns at the intersection with green arrows,” Mr King said.

"There are now signalised crossings and we installed pedestrian crossings in the service lanes to help people access surrounding businesses.

"There are also clearly marked bike lanes making it safer for bike riders to move through the intersection.”

Mr King also says the day the signals were activated, the intersection was able to provide additional capacity for a diversion following a crash on the Gateway Motorway.

"This would not have been possible with the old roundabout and shows how the upgraded intersection provides us with more flexibility to better manage the broader road network,” Mr King says.

Additional projects

The works were completed through the State Government’s $27.5 billion investment in its road and transport plan, which aims to create 24,000 jobs and boost Queensland’s economy from COVID-19.

Mr King says more Moreton Bay roads will also see safety improvements.

“We’re also delivering a $30 million upgrade of the Gympie Arterial Road and Strathpine Road interchange at Bald Hills, and $2.1 billion Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway upgrades for Brisbane north and the Moreton Bay region,” Mr King says.


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