Upgrades on reinforcing the Graham Farmer Freeway and East Parade intersection have begun today.
Minister for Major Projects, Paul Fletcher, said today the intersection was a well-known traffic congestion hotspot.
"In the five years to the end of 2013, there were 227 crashes at this intersection of which 47 per cent were rear-end crashes," Fletcher said.
"This upgrade will ease congestion and improve safety and journey-time reliability for the thousands of drivers that use the intersection each day.
The $14 million project forms part of nine projects receiving a total of $499.1 million of Australian government funding.
Minister for Transport, Dean Nalder, said the project would help reduce the number of crashes and the length of vehicle queues at the intersection.
"The works will be carried out at night to maintain traffic capacity during the day," Nalder said.
"Additional traffic lanes will also be provided for vehicles travelling along East Parade in both directions, as well as two lanes exiting onto East Parade from the Graham Farmer Freeway tunnel.”
Works are expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
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