Airport Flyover, Brisbane

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Airport Flyover
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Airport Flyover over the Southern Cross Way
Coordinates 27°24′44″S 153°04′37″E / 27.4121°S 153.077°E / -27.4121; 153.077Coordinates: 27°24′44″S 153°04′37″E / 27.4121°S 153.077°E / -27.4121; 153.077
CarriesMotor vehicles
CrossesSouthern Cross Way overpass
LocaleBrisbane, Queensland
Maintained byDepartment of Transport and Main Roads
Characteristics
DesignCantilever bridge
MaterialPrestressed concrete
Total length750 metres (2,460 ft)
No. of spans12
Clearance below19.5 metres (64 ft)
History
Constructed byThiess/John Holland Group joint venture
Construction startApril 2009
Construction end2011
Opened8 November 2010 (eastbound lanes), 28 February 2011 (westbound lanes)

The Airport Flyover is a road bridge over the Southern Cross Way 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.[1] The westbound lanes were opened on 28 February 2011.[2]

The Airport Flyover is a four lane, 750 m long cantilever bridge over the Southern Cross Way 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.[3]

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.[3] Up to 17 million vehicles crossed the intersection every year.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Marissa Calligeros (8 November 2010). "Airport flyover road open for motorists". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b Andrew Fraser (28 February 2011). "Airport flyover opens all lanes: 9 months ahead of schedule" (PDF). Media Release. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  3. ^ a b "New Airport Flyover Open To Motorists A Year Early". Department of the Premier and Cabinet. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.

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Coordinates: 27°24′43.56″S 153°04′38.13″E / 27.4121000°S 153.0772583°E / -27.4121000; 153.0772583