Mount Lindesay interchange openings delayed

BLAME the weather gods for delays to congestion busting works scheduled for roll out this month on Transurban Queensland’s $512 million Logan Enhancement Project.

Just one of three ramps on the Mt Lindesay Highway Beaudesert Road interchange at Parkinson have opened as planned.

The works will improve safety and reliability, reduce travel times, enhance connectivity to key residential and business areas and future proof the network with the benefits felt all the way to Jimboomba and Beaudesert.

Queensland’s first market-led proposal includes upgrades to parts of the Logan and Gateway extension motorways, improvements at congestion hot spots on the Logan Motorway, Mt Lindesay Highway, Beaudesert Road interchanges plus new south-facing ramps on the Gateway Extension motorway at Compton Road.

A TQ spokesperson said this weekend’s opening of the Beaudesert Road southbound on-ramp and to the Logan Motorway eastbound and closing of the old ramp remained on track until it rained on Thursday interferring with asphalt, guardrail and lineworks.

Last weekend’s opening of the newly constructed Mount Lindesay Highway northbound to Logan Motorway westbound was also delayed.

The spokesperson said the nature of switch overs – diverting cars from existing to new roads – were timed to roll out when the least amount of traffic was on the roads through Saturday night Sunday morning.

“It’s not just a case of moving forward to the next available day,” she said.

Opening dates for both ramps were still to be locked in, but would not be before next weekend at the earliest, weather permitting, the spokesperson said.

The westbound off-ramp to Mount Lindesay Highway southbound, opened at the end of May.

June 6 marked the first anniversary of the turning of the first sod on the Logan Enhancement Project.

Major works are scheduled for completion, weather permitting, in 2019.