Mitchell Freeway Widening

Hepburn Avenue to Hodges Drive

A third northbound lane has been constructed on Mitchell Freeway northbound, along the 7.2 km stretch between Hepburn Avenue and Hodges Drive. 

In late August 2013 a 4.5 km section of the newly constructed lane between Hepburn Avenue and Ocean Reef Road was opened to traffic.

The remaining work between Ocean Reef Road and Hodges Drive, along with resurfacing of the existing lanes concluded in December 2013.

Combined with the work undertaken on Mitchell Freeway from Graham Farmer Freeway to Hutton Street, this was the first widening of Mitchell Freeway since 2000.

This $30 million project was funded by the State Government.



  • Increased northbound freeway capacity; reducing traffic congestion on alternative north-south routes and reducing peak hour travel times;
  • Significant freight, business and commuter travel time savings; and
  • Vehicles operating cost savings from reduced congestion.





Modified: 23 Feb 2018