Flinders Highway (Glenn Road) acceleration lane project

As part of our commitment under the Townsville City Deal, the Flinders Highway intersection with Glenn Road (opposite Woodstock Giru Road) will be upgraded to include an acceleration lane.

The acceleration lane will complement existing, dedicated turning lanes at the intersection, allowing Townsville-bound vehicles from Glenn Road to get up to speed before entering the 110km/h Flinders Highway traffic; greatly improving safety for motorists.

The upgrade will also accommodate increased traffic demand generated by the first stages of Drive It NQ's driver education and training facility, as well as future traffic demand from within the Lansdown Industrial Precinct.

As part of the project:

  • the throat of the Flinders Highway and Glenn Road intersection will be reconfigured to cater for heavy vehicle turning paths
  • the Flinders Highway pavement will be widened and culverts replaced or extended to accommodate an extension of the northbound (left turn onto Flinders Highway) acceleration lane for vehicles entering traffic from Glenn Road, Woodstock
  • line marking, signage and road lighting will be reconfigured to accommodate the new intersection geometry
  • safe bike movements will be facilitated through the intersection, given the Flinders Highway is a nominated bicycle training route.


  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Better active transport
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

This project will improve access for all vehicles entering the Flinders Highway from Glenn Road.

As part of the upgrades, we will extend culverts and linemarking under the Flinders Highway and reconfigure signage and lighting at the Glenn Road intersection to accommodate a new intersection geometry.

As the Flinders Highway is also a bicycle training route, we will cater for safe cycle movements through the intersection as part of these upgrades.


The Queensland Government has committed $5 million towards planning and construction of the intersection upgrade.

Total investment
$5 million
Queensland Government
$5 million

The project's Customer and Stakeholder Management Team is committed to listening to stakeholders and values all community feedback received during project planning.