Linkfield Road Overpass upgrade

The Linkfield Road Overpass upgrade project is currently in the design phase, following the conclusion of planning and community consultation activities in late 2021.


  • Improves safety
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

  • Reduce congestion and traffic queue lengths.
  • Improve interchange ramp geometry.
  • Provide for active transport through the interchange.


This project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments. Project scope, cost and timing are subject to further planning, consideration and negotiation with the Australian Government. Investment ID 1160465

A revised project cost of $157 million was announced on 22 December 2023.

Funding figures as at QTRIP 2023-24 to 2026-27 (June 2023).

Total investment
$131.4 million
Australian Government
$100 million
Queensland Government
$31.4 million

Current status

Detailed design of the Linkfield Road overpass upgrade started in April 2022 and is expected to be completed by late 2023.

Community consultation summary

Community consultation was undertaken in May 2021.

We received: 

  • 2 phone calls
  • 4 direct emails
  • 11 feedback forms submitted at information sessions
  • 139 online surveys
  • 150 stakeholders attended across 3 information sessions.

Responses received included: 

  • 86% support the upgrade with key themes around improving the interchange
  • 26% support the widening or duplicating the bridge
  • 15% would like to see an upgrade of Gympie Arterial Road on and off-ramps.

Common themes and comments included:

  • duplicating the bridge and allow for separated facilities for pedestrians and bike riders
  • congestion during morning and afternoon peak times
  • upgrading the on and off-ramps to Gympie Arterial Road
  • traffic lights at the on and off-ramps to Linkfield Road and Gympie Arterial Road.

Read the full Linkfield Road Overpass Upgrade Community Consultation Summary Report.

Linkfield Road Interchange Upgrade project map


The Australian and Queensland governments are committed to manage the design and construction of the Linkfield Road overpass upgrade to align with stakeholder expectations, including reducing the project's environmental footprint and building an increased network resilience to climate change.

Sustainable outcomes proposed will go towards demonstrating the project's commitment to contribute to net positive benefits for society and the environment will be the focus of the project during design and construction. The project will pursue the achievement of an Infrastructure Sustainability Council rating of ‘Excellent’ across both design and construction.

During the design and construction of this project we will:

  • seek to improve our environmentally sustainable practices to ensure a robust and adaptable transport network
  • implement effective management systems for workplace health and safety, environment, sustainability, and quality management
  • review current generational needs while minimising environmental impacts for our future generations
  • improve the provision for active transport though the interchange
  • improve the east-west connectivity on Linkfield road
  • minimise disruption to traffic during construction
  • support and be responsive to the needs of stakeholders and the local community
  • minimise negative impacts on the environment associated with the project
  • maintain quality of air, water and land by mitigating harmful emissions
  • reduce energy, water and waste during the design and construction phases
  • engage suppliers and sub-contractors who can demonstrate environmental credentials.