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Strathpine Road / Gympie Arterial Road interchange upgrade

Overview:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is undertaking detailed design to address safety concerns at the Strathpine Road and Gympie Arterial Road interchange at Bald Hills.

Location:

The Strathpine Road / Gympie Arterial Road interchange is located approximately 16km north of Brisbane in the suburb of Bald Hills. The interchange connects Strathpine Road with Hoyland Street.

Benefits:

This project will improve road user safety, travel reliability and ease congestion at the Strathpine Road / Gympie Arterial Road interchange.

Funding:

TMR has committed funding of $2 million for the detailed design of this project. Funding for construction is dependent on funding allocation and will compete against other statewide Government priorities.

Regions:
Metropolitan Region

Project info

TMR is undertaking detailed design to address safety concerns at the Strathpine Road and Gympie Arterial Road interchange at Bald Hills.

TMR will transform this interchange into a diverging diamond interchange, an innovative intersection design that will reduce congestion, improve travel times and address safety concerns.

A diverging diamond interchange is an innovative method of traffic management through intersections, used with great success internationally in the United States, to increase traffic efficiency and safety for all road users.

The benefit of this kind of interchange is that right-turning traffic does not have to give way to opposing traffic and decreases the number of traffic lights required (view the diverging diamond interchange fact sheet with artist's impression), making the intersection both safer and more efficient.

Additionally, a diverging diamond interchange is usually cheaper to construct and has less impact on local residents compared to a traditional interchange because it requires a smaller footprint.

The Strathpine Road / Gympie Road diverging diamond interchange will be the second in Queensland, with the Caloundra Road / Bruce Highway (QLD) diverging diamond interchange under construction as of March 2019.

The new interchange, while unfamiliar to Australian drivers, will be very easy to navigate and TMR will engage with the local community and road users to help drivers understand how to navigate the intersection.

TMR will keep the local community informed as the project progresses. To register for project updates, contact us by email, phone or post as per below. 

Contact details 

Email: MetropolitanRegion@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 3066 4338
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Metropolitan Region
PO Box 70
Spring Hill QLD 4000
Last updated
24 March 2019