Case study: Continuous flow intersection
Aerial view of the continuous flow intersection
Predicting the possible congestion issues in the lead up to and during GC2018, TMR completed a $37.5 million Australian-first continuous flow intersection in late-2017 at the intersection of Southport–Burleigh Road, Ashmore Road and Salerno Street. This minimised congestion and allowed vehicles to travel more efficiently through the intersection for longer periods. Traditional intersections have right-turning lanes in the middle of the road and must wait for oncoming traffic to pass before turning right.
A continuous flow intersection removed right-turning traffic from the intersection, increasing the number of vehicles that can travel through the intersection during each traffic signal phase. The intersection delivered catered for the expected demand and became a legacy that will live on after GC2018 to accommodate the growing Gold Coast population and create a safer road for users.
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