Smart Freeway - Mitchell Southbound

Hester Avenue to Vincent Street

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Major upgrades include widening the freeway, rolling out Smart Freeways and upgrading paths.

Smart Freeway - <em>Mitchell Southbound</em>

What's happening

Path upgrades

A number of path closures are in place to facilitate construction of the new shared path along Mitchell Freeway. Learn more about the locations and detours under the 'Roadworks and path closures' heading below.

A series of intermittent detours will be required to ensure the safety of path users, road users and our workforce whilst construction works are taking place.

Vegetation clearing

Removal of vegetation in the road reserve between Ocean Reef Road and Warwick Road is continuing, to enable construction of the shared path, noise walls, dedicated freeway lane from Hepburn to Warwick, emergency lane and emergency bays on the freeway.

The vegetation to be removed has been independently assessed and approval has been granted by State and Federal environment authorities.

Read more in the ‘Environment’ heading below.

Works progressing well

Construction of the new freeway lane in the median is progressing well, along with drainage works and installation of a new barrier along the rail line.

Works to install smart technology on nine freeway entry-ramps from Hester Avenue to Warwick Road have commenced, with temporary traffic management in place.

We’re continuing to explore innovative design solutions to retain vegetation and increase areas for urban landscaping. A comprehensive landscaping and revegetation plan is being finalised.

In mid-2022, freeway traffic will be switched to the newly constructed median lane to allow works to commence on the verge side of the freeway.


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