Transit lanes to go on Pacific Motorway

Queensland Government will remove transit lanes on Pacific Motorway to increase capacity of the route from three to four lanes

April 2, 2013

The Queensland Government will remove transit lanes from a section of the Pacific Motorway to increase the capacity of the route from three to four lanes.

Work on expanding the 5km stretch of motorway between Klumpp Road and the Gateway Motorway merge is due to start later this month and be completed by the middle of the year.

The Government says removing the transit lanes will allow an additional lane in each direction and a stopping lane.

"The T2 lanes were installed on the south-east freeway more than a decade ago but failed to encourage carpooling and led to further congestion for those living south of Brisbane," Mansfield MP Ian Walker says.

Stretton MP Freya Ostapovitch says the section of motorway being upgraded carries up to 4,000 vehicles an hour.

"With smarter use of the space available we can deliver better outcomes for Queensland motorists," she says.

"Most of this work will take place at night but anyone using this motorway should be aware there will be some changes to traffic while work is underway and take extra care while driving."

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