18 Jun 2015
Swift progress for the Roe Highway / Berkshire Road interchange
Progress is moving swiftly along for the upgrade of the Roe Highway / Berkshire Road intersection into a grade separated interchange.
When finished, the upgrade will see Roe Highway traffic travelling over the top of Berkshire Road, enabling a free-flow movement and decreasing the congestion that road users experienced at this location in the past.
A temporary traffic realignment, which took place earlier this year, has led to improving the safety of the intersection for road users while work is underway. The four way intersection has all of its legs being controlled by traffic signals at a single point.
As earthworks and pavement construction continues, the project team is also getting the site ready for bridge beam installation which is scheduled to take place next month.
When finished, Berkshire Road will have a “tennis ball” configuration as part of the interchange. The tennis ball design, in general terms, can be described as being similar to a roundabout under signal control but with right-turn traffic movements from Berkshire Road cutting through the roundabout to and from the ramps.
The Roe Highway / Berkshire Road upgrade also includes improved facilities in the area such as a shared pedestrian and cycle path and noise / screen walls for some local residents to mitigate traffic noise and provide privacy screening.
The Roe Highway / Berkshire Road interchange will be completed early next year. For more information please see the Roe Highway / Berkshire Road interchange factsheet.
To see what the final interchange movements will be please see the Roe Highway / Berkshire Road interchange map.