Airport Flyover, Brisbane
Airport Flyover over the Gateway Motorway
|Crosses||Gateway Motorway overpass|
|Maintained by||Department of Transport and Main Roads|
|Total length||750 metres (2,460 ft)|
|No. of spans||12|
|Clearance below||19.5 metres (64 ft)|
|Constructed by||Thiess/John Holland Group joint venture|
|Construction start||April 2009|
|Opened||8 November 2010 (eastbound lanes), 28 February 2011 (westbound lanes)|
The Airport Flyover is a road bridge over the Gateway Motorway in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The Airport Flyover links the Airport Link toll road with Airport Drive providing direct access to Brisbane Airport terminals. The east bound lanes were opened in early November 2010, more than a year earlier than originally planned. The westbound lanes were opened on 28 February 2011.
The Airport Flyover is a four lane, 750 m long cantilever bridge over the Gateway Motorway overpass. Construction began in April 2009. The total cost for the roundabout upgrade cost A$327 million and it was designed and built by a Thiess/John Holland Group joint venture. 10 minutes of travel time is expected to be saved by construction of the bridge.
The Airport Flyover with an intersection below, replaced the Airport Roundabout which was described as the worst congestion black spot in the South East Queensland. Up to 17 million vehicles crossed the intersection every year.
- Marissa Calligeros (8 November 2010). "Airport flyover road open for motorists". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
- Andrew Fraser (28 February 2011). "Airport flyover opens all lanes: 9 months ahead of schedule" (PDF). Media Release. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
- "New Airport Flyover Open To Motorists A Year Early". Department of the Premier and Cabinet. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
- Brisconnections - Airport Roundabout Upgrade
- Project description and plans
- Brisbane Airport Corporation Monthly Traffic Update, January 2011
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