Coronation Drive, Brisbane
Coronation Drive, popularly known as Coro Drive, is a road in Brisbane, Queensland which connects the Central Business District to the suburb of Toowong. It follows the Brisbane River from the Riverside Expressway, through the suburbs of Milton and Auchenflower, until it terminates in Toowong at Benson Road and High Street. Coronation Drive is six lanes wide for the majority of its length, with the Bicentennial Bike Path for pedestrian and bicycle traffic; the road is one of the busiest in Brisbane, carrying an average of 75,560 vehicles per day between July and December 2014. Coronation Drive started out as a rough track, it was called Moggill Road later it became known as the River Road. In 1937 the River Road was renamed Coronation Drive in honour of the coronation of King George VI, a suggestion made by Archbishop James Duhig. On 13 May 1937, the Governor of Queensland Sir Leslie Wilson planted a small bunya tree on North Quay, Brisbane to mark the name change. Brisbane Lord Mayor John Beals Chandler undertook the improvement and beautification of the road in order to fulfill his vision of a gracious city.
Coronation Drive developed as the major transport route for the western suburbs along with Milton Road. A landslide caused by flood waters in 1974 closed Coronation Drive due to subsidance; the flood caused the redirection of Coronation Drive so that traffic inbound to Brisbane City turned left at the Sylvan Road intersection, right down Land Street. In 2004 Coronation Drive was redeveloped into its current day form, with the redirection removed and widening to allow 6 lanes of traffic. Former Lord Mayor Jim Soorley inaugurated a series of "tidal flow" traffic lights in both directions, as well as a dedicated bus lane, in order to ease congestion along the road. Upon the election of Campbell Newman, the bus lanes were changed to T3 Transit Lanes with three occupants required. In March 2007 the T3 transit lane restrictions were removed after Campbell Newman requested the change based on analysis showing that only 5% of vehicles use the T3 lane; the Labor opposition did not block the change. In September 2008, the Council announced a decision to scrap the Tidal Flow System after conceding it as a failure.
This decision was influenced by the construction of the Hale Street Bridge and the maintenance cost of the system, amounting to $600,000 each year, with a further $7 million in repairs. Instead, 3 permanent lanes will be 2 lanes outbound. Statistics show that more traffic travels inbound than outbound at both morning and afternoon peak hours. One of the inbound lanes will be made into a T2 lane once the Hale Street Bridge project is well developed; the Coronation Drive Tidal Flow System was implemented to improve traffic flow along the congested road. It consists of overhead gantries displaying white arrows or red crosses to indicate which lanes can be driven in, LED signs on approach that indicate current lanes open, LED catseye markers embedded in the road that are turned on and off to move the median line and boom gates that swing into the lanes when closed to stop use of the closed lane; the Tidal Flow System was criticised by the public for a number of reasons. These included the perception that the lane system was confusing and caused road accidents when drivers were required to make turns on or off the tidal flow system.
Lights in the road meant to guide drivers were broken and during daylight hours were hard to discern. In particular, the right hand turn from Coronation Drive onto Lang Street has two lanes and drivers were confused as to which lane on Lang street they should turn into; the Tidal Flow System was well over budget, with the cost of the system far higher than planned. The system was prone to vandalism, in particular the boom gates used to block off lanes were hit by vehicles. Critics claim; the primary reason given is due to traffic in both directions being high at peak hour due to the University of Queensland bound traffic balancing the city bound traffic. The tidal flow system did not close lanes due to traffic accidents or roadworks, traditional vehicles and signage were used, leaving a much touted feature of the system unutilised. Out of state or overseas drivers tended to not understand the system and its dynamic lanes, thus were to end up driving in T3/Bus lanes or not merging when they should.
The Tidal Flow System was dismantled and removed at the end of 2008 after a decision by the Brisbane City Council. A similar system is operated on the Houghton Highway across Bramble Bay at Redcliffe until the opening of the Ted Smout Memorial Bridge in 2011. Grey Street / William Jolly Bridge Coronation Drive: Coronation Drive retaining wall Boomerang Street / Go Between Bridge Cribb Street 249 Coronation Drive: Cook Terrace Park Road Graham Street Lang Parade Chasely Street 451 Coronation Drive: Moorlands Land Street Sylvan Road 543 Coronation Drive: Regatta Hotel 579–583 Coronation Drive: former Toowong Municipal Library Building 600 Coronation Drive: Middenbury House Benson Street Australian Roads portal
The M2 in Brisbane, Australia, is a major motorway route and southern bypass of Brisbane. It connects the Warrego Highway A2 at Brassall to the M1 at Eight Mile Plains via the following corridors: M2 Northern Ipswich Bypass from Brassall to Dinmore M2 Ipswich Motorway from Dinmore to Gailes M2 Logan Motorway from Gailes to Drewvale M2 Gateway Motorway from Drewvale to Eight Mile Plains Each of the articles on the component roads contains a road junction list. Australian Roads portal
Alice Street, Brisbane
Alice Street is a central road in Brisbane, Australia. It is the most southern major road in the city's central business district, running parallel to the other female named streets in the city, it was named after Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. In a pocket of land between a curve of the Brisbane River and Alice Street is the City Botanic Gardens and Parliament House. Access to the Gardens Point QUT campus and the Riverside Expressway is provided at the western end of the street; the male-named streets from William Street to Edward Street end at intersections with Alice Street. Brisbane Ferries operated from the eastern end as early as the 1860s. Alice Street has a number of heritage-listed sites, including: 69 Alice Street: Parliament House 147 Alice Street: City Botanic Gardens 210 Alice Street: Britannia Foundry 2 Edward Street: Old Mineral House Sections of Albert St, George St, William St, North Quay, Queen's Wharf Rd,: Early Streets of Brisbane Riverside Expressway William Street George Street Albert Street Edward Street Australian Roads portal Media related to Alice Street, Brisbane at Wikimedia Commons
The Bruce Highway is a major highway in Queensland, Australia. Commencing in the state capital, Brisbane, it passes through areas close to the eastern coast on its way to Cairns in Far North Queensland; the route is part of the Australian National Highway and part of Highway 1. Its length is 1,679 kilometres; the highway is named after Harry Bruce. Bruce was the state Minister for Works when the highway was named after him, in the mid-1930s, was considered to be a good bloke; the highway once passed through Brisbane, but was truncated at Bald Hills when the Gateway Motorway became National Highway 1 upon its opening in December 1986. The highway is the biggest traffic carrier in Queensland, it joined all the major coastal centres. As a result, the highway is being shortened; the road is a dual carriageway from Brisbane to Cooroy with some dual carriageway lengths at Gympie, many of these upgrades being completed in the 1980s and 1990s. The highway commences just south of the bridge over the Pine River at the Gateway Motorway interchange, 21 kilometres north of the Brisbane central business district.
The highway has changed its route numbering from National Highway 1 to the M1 or A1. Major cities along the route include Maryborough, Mackay and Cairns; the highway passes the Glasshouse Mountains and pastures in the Sunshine Coast, the Gunalda Range, Mount Larcom, the arid countryside north of Rockhampton. Commencing in Bald Hills at the junction of the Gateway Motorway and Gympie Arterial Road, the Bruce Highway is a motorway standard road for its first 136 kilometres to Kybong, where it becomes a two-lane sealed highway for most of its remainder; the first 2.5 kilometres to the Dohles Rocks Road interchange has eight lanes and a variable speed limit of up to 100 kilometres per hour. The next 22 kilometres to the Caboolture / Bribie Island interchange has six lanes and a maximum speed limit of 100 kilometres per hour. From there to Kybong the road has four lanes and, with one short exception, a speed limit of 110 kilometres per hour; this section of the Bruce Highway crosses the Pine River into the Moreton Bay Region, passing through urban areas before crossing the Caboolture River and reaching the Caboolture / Bribie Island interchange after 24.5 kilometres.
It runs past or through Murrumba Downs, Kallangur, Mango Hill, North Lakes, Narangba and Morayfield. On the way it is crossed by the Redcliffe Peninsula railway line and passes the Caboolture BP Travel Centre; the Caboolture / Bribie Island interchange provides access to the D'Aguilar Highway via a service road. After the D'Aguilar Highway interchange the Bruce passes through rural areas and the Beerburrum and Beerwah State Forests, entering the Sunshine Coast Region before reaching the Caloundra Road interchange after a further 36.1 kilometres. It passes the southern entry to Steve Irwin Way, a bypassed section of the highway, which provides access to Beerburrum, Glass House Mountains, Australia Zoo and Landsborough before terminating at the Caloundra Road interchange; the next 5.6 kilometres to the Sunshine Motorway interchange, providing access to the Sunshine Coast, has a speed limit of 100. The speed limit reverts to 110. After another 7.5 kilometres the Maroochydore Road interchange provides access to Maroochydore and Woombye.
The Bli Bli Road interchange, after a further 7 kilometres, provides access to Bli Nambour. The Yandina -- Coolum Road interchange, after 6.7 kilometres, provides access to Coolum. The Eumundi interchange, after 8.4 kilometres, provides access to Noosa. The Cooroy interchange, after 7.2 kilometres, provides access to Cooroy and Noosa. Total distance from Caloundra Road to this interchange is 42.4 kilometres. The 33 kilometres to the end of the M1 at Kybong includes three interchanges that provide access to the Old Bruce Highway. From Kybong the highway is designated A1, it has numerous parts with lower speed limits, including urban areas, high crash zones and roadwork sites. After 8 kilometres from Kybong the Mary Valley Road interchange provides access to the west of the Mary River; the highway passes through the Gympie urban fringe, with several at grade intersections providing access to various parts of the city. North of Gympie, 14.3 kilometres from the Mary Valley Road interchange, the Wide Bay Highway interchange is reached, providing access to Kilkivan.
Total distance from the Cooroy interchange is 55.4 kilometres. The 73.9 kilometres from the Wide Bay Highway interchange to the Maryborough–Biggenden Road interchange at Maryborough passes through Tiaro and the Gympie Road exit to Maryborough before crossing the Mary River. With the completion of Section C of the Bruce Highway - Cooroy to Curra upgrade project in February 2018 the M1 has now been extended to Kybong, 10 kilometres south of Gympie; the Bruce Highway from Kybong to Gympie remains signed as A1. Section D of the project (Wo
Freeways in Australia
This is a list of freeways in Australia, sorted by states and territories and their corresponding routes. This list includes tollways / toll roads such as the CityLink freeway system in Melbourne; this list has over 70 entries. The only jurisdiction in Australia without freeways is the Northern Territory. Victoria has the largest and densest freeway network in Australia. Majura Parkway Adelaide Avenue Yarra GlenOther Freeways Capital Circle Gungahlin Drive Extension Parkes Way Tuggeranong Parkway New South Wales has the second largest number and second highest density of motorways in Australia, with the majority being located in Sydney City or the metropolitan areas. Gore Hill Freeway Warringah Freeway Sydney Harbour Tunnel Cahill Expressway Eastern Distributor Southern Cross Drive General Holmes Drive, the Airport Tunnel Lane Cove Tunnel M2 Hills Motorway Cross City Tunnel M4 Western Motorway Western Distributor M5 South-West Motorway M5 East Motorway Westlink M7 Pacific Motorway Pacific Motorway Pacific Highway, 78% of, of motorway or dual carriageway standard.
Princes Motorway Princes Highway, 16% of, of motorway or dual carriageway standard. Hunter Expressway Federal Highway Hume Motorway Hume Highway, 100% of, dual carriageway standard. Newcastle Inner City Bypass NorthConnex - To be Complete by 2019. WestConnex - To be Complete by 2023. Western Sydney Airport Motorway Western Harbour Tunnel & Beaches Link Bruce Highway Gateway Motorway Pacific Motorway Ipswich Motorway Logan Motorway Gateway Motorway Warrego Highway Inner City Bypass Pacific Motorway Riverside Expressway Gympie Arterial Road Port of Brisbane Motorway Centenary Motorway Western Freeway Ipswich Motorway Airport Link Tunnel Clem Jones Tunnel Cunningham Highway Deagon Deviation Pacific Motorway Smith Street Motorway Bruce Highway Sunshine Motorway Bruce Highway Warrego Highway In South Australia, expressway may refer to a controlled access highway with no at-grade intersections or a limited access road of lower standard with at-grade intersections at some locations. There are three constructed expressways within Adelaide.
Princes Highway South Eastern Freeway North-South Motorway Southern Expressway Northern Expressway Port River Expressway Salisbury Highway Gawler Bypass - freeway grade road Northern Connector - Major construction commenced in 2016 and is due to be complete by the end of 2019. River Torrens to Torrens Road upgrade of 4km of South Road due to be complete by the end of 2018. Darlington Upgrade of 3.3km of South Road due to be complete in 2019. While the overall quality of Tasmania's highway network has been constructed to a high standard, its grade separated freeway network is limited. In the past and Launceston have each had comprehensive transport studies conducted, proposing grade separated freeways running through and around them. While some of these roads have been constructed, the majority are limited access featuring at-grade intersections. Devonport and Burnie are the only major population centres with freeway standard roads linking each other. There has been repeated proposals in recent years to upgrade the Midland Highway to grade separated freeway standards.
This List is limited to Tasmania's freeway-standard roads. Brooker Highway Midland Highway Tasman Highway Southern Outlet Channel Highway Bass Highway Midland Highway Victoria has the largest number and highest density of freeways in Australia, with the majority being located in Melbourne City or the metropolitan areas; the reason behind Victoria having a high density of arterial roads and freeways, is due to most of Australia having a low population density over a large area, where towns are sparse or located a significant distance from each other. Speed limit varies between 100 km/h. CityLink Monash Freeway Princes Freeway West Gate Freeway CityLink Tullamarine Freeway Eastern Freeway EastLink Frankston Freeway Mornington Peninsula Freeway Peninsula Link Metropolitan Ring Road Western Ring Road South Gippsland Freeway Western Port Highway Speed limit varies between 100 km/h and 110 km/h. Pr