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Petrie intersection upgrade

Overview:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is upgrading the Petrie roundabout at the Anzac Avenue, Dayboro Road and Gympie Road intersection.

Location:

The Anzac Avenue, Dayboro Road and Gympie Road intersection in Petrie.

Completion:

Detailed design began in July 2018 and was completed in December 2019. Preliminary works began in February 2020 and are expected to continue for six months, weather and construction conditions permitting. The construction of this upgrade is scheduled to start in late 2020 with completion expected in 2021.

Benefits:

The upgrade will:

  • help ease congestion
  • reduce travel time
  • improve safety for all road users
  • improve connectivity between key employment, industrial, educational and residential areas in the Moreton Bay Region.
Funding:

The Queensland Government has committed $30 million to upgrade the Petrie roundabout. This includes funding for detailed design, property acquisition and construction.

Regions:
North Coast and Wide Bay-Burnett Region - North Coast District

Project info

The Petrie roundabout is a major intersection that connects Anzac Avenue to the north, Dayboro Road to the west and Gympie Road to the south. It provides an important connection between suburbs of the Moreton Bay region and wider transport network.

The roundabout consistently suffers from high congestion during morning and afternoon peak periods, causing significant queuing and travel delays.

Traffic demands for this intersection are growing, with significant regional and local developments such as the University of Sunshine Coast campus and ‘The Mill at Moreton Bay’, accelerating the need for greater road capacity.

The upgrade will help ease congestion, reduce travel time for motorists and improve safety for all road users. It will also improve connectivity between key employment, industrial, educational and residential areas in the Moreton Bay Region.

The Queensland Government has allocated a total funding package of $30 million to upgrade the Petrie roundabout at the intersection of Anzac Avenue, Dayboro Road and Gympie Road. This includes funding for detailed design, property acquisition and construction. TMR began detailed design work in July 2018 and completed design in December 2019.

Key features of the design include:

  • replacing the existing roundabout with a signalised T-intersection
  • widening Anzac Avenue and Gympie Road on approach to the intersection
  • providing 2 signalised right-turn lanes from Anzac Avenue to Dayboro Road
  • installing a left-turn slip lane from Dayboro Road to Anzac Avenue
  • providing 2 signalised right-turn lanes from Dayboro Road to Gympie Road
  • installing a left-turn slip lane from Gympie Road to Dayboro Road
  • providing a signalised U-turn facility on Gympie Road for local access to Mill Street
  • access to Young Street via a U-turn for motorists travelling south on Anzac Avenue
  • improving pedestrian and bike-riding facilities, including on-road cycle lanes, shared footpaths and signalised crossings.

View the final design.

Community engagement 

TMR invited the community to provide feedback on the preferred design in October 2018.

The October 2018 and December 2019 project updates were sent to key stakeholders and the local community.

Project milestones

  • July 2018: Started detailed design
  • October 2018: Release preferred design
  • Late October 2018: Undertake community engagement
  • Late 2018 to late 2019: Refine preferred design
  • December 2019: Release final design
  • February 2020: Building demolition and service relocations
  • Late 2020: Start construction
  • 2021: Finish construction

Contact details

To find out more about this project, or to provide your feedback:

Email:  Petrie.Intersection.Upgrade@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone:  1800 945 097 (free call) during business hours, Mon - Fri
Post:  Petrie Intersection Upgrade
PO Box 1600
Maroochydore Qld 4558

Last updated
25 May 2020