T2 lanes to be scrapped on congested routes


Queensland Government will scrap T2 lanes on the Pacific Motorway and Gold Coast Highway to improve traffic flows

October 18, 2012

Transit lanes on the Pacific Motorway and Gold Coast Highway will be scrapped next year to improve traffic flows.

The Queensland Government will remove the transit lanes on the Pacific Motorway between the Klumpp Road Interchange (exit 11) and the Gateway Motorway merge (exit 16) in mid-2013.

The transit lanes between Southport and Labrador on the Gold Coast Highway will also be removed by the middle of next year.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says traffic survey results show the transit lanes on both routes are being underused.

"Instead of simply building an additional lane in each direction, this design means we make better use of the space currently taken up by a single restriction lane by converting the T2 lane into two general traffic lanes," Emerson says of the lanes on the Pacific Motorway.

Broadwater MP Verity Barton says removing the transit lanes on the Gold Coast Highway will improve capacity.

"Removing the transit lanes will allow traffic to flow more freely and improve the congestion which often occurs on this stretch," she says.

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