This project was designed to improve traffic flows and safety, with the following enhancements provided:
The majority of works were completed in June 2016. Landscaping between Erindale Road and Marmion Avenue has been deferred until winter 2017. The intersection of Reid Highway and Mitchell Freeway contains exposed embankments which have a high concentration of limestone. Although limestone-tolerant plants are selected, these areas have a reduced landscaping requirement because of the difficulty of obtaining successful germination rates. It is expected that a number of plants will fail to thrive each year, so this germination/mortality rate is monitored to determine where infill planting will be required in subsequent winters.
New hydromulch and additional infill planting will be added here next winter, when conditions are most favourable, as well as in other areas throughout the project identified by the ongoing monitoring.
A key milestone for the project was the bridge beam lift at Mitchell Freeway and Reid Highway, which can be seen on our time-lapse video.
The key benefits this project have delivered are:
Community engagement on the Reid Highway Duplication - Duffy Road to Erindale Road section commenced in November 2013 with the distribution of the first
Project Newsletter to surrounding communities.
Following distribution of the first newsletter, we received additional queries about the project and we have developed a set of
Frequently Asked Questions to provide a greater understanding of the project. Additionally, a
concept plan is also available.
We sincerely thank the Community Reference Group (and later Construction Reference Group) members who kindly donated their time to provide important input into the project.
If you have any queries, please contact our Customer Information Centre on 138 138 or by email to