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Petrie Roundabout 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 is anticipated to be completed in late 2019. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in 2020 with completion 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 allocated $30 million to undertake detailed design, property acquisition and construction.

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

Project info

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.

The roundabout currently carries more than 28,000 vehicles per day, including heavy freight vehicles, and is a major bottleneck in peak traffic periods. Significant regional and local developments, such as the University of the Sunshine Coast campus and ‘The Mill at Moreton Bay’, will further increase traffic demand at the intersection in the future.

The much-needed 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.

During early planning in 2016, TMR developed a concept plan which included replacing the roundabout with a signalised intersection. Current detailed design work has reviewed and built on this early planning to develop a preferred design for the Petrie Roundabout Upgrade.

Key features of the preferred 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
  • in-road vehicle sensors at each approach to change signals for efficient traffic flow
  • access to Young Street via a U-turn for motorists travelling south on Anzac Avenue
  • improving pedestrian and cyclist facilities, including on-road cycle lanes, shared footpaths and signalised crossings.

View the preferred design and project newsletter and frequently asked questions for further information.

Community engagement 

TMR invited the community to provide feedback on the preferred design in October 2018. The opportunity to submit feedback closed on 16 November 2018.

Community feedback is important and will help TMR to finalise the design for the Petrie Roundabout Upgrade. Once feedback has been assessed, we will refine the preferred design, as appropriate, and develop a final design for the upgrade. 

We will notify the community of the final design by late 2019.

Project milestones

  • July 2018: Started detailed design
  • October 2018: Release preferred design
  • Late 2018: Undertake community engagement
  • Late 2018 to mid-2019: Refine preferred design
  • Late 2019: Release final design
  • 2020: Start construction
  • 2021: Finish construction

Contact details

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

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

Last updated
02 August 2019