PREMIER Colin Barnett is confident extra traffic signals and double turning lanes at the Mitchell Freeway/Reid Highway intersection will improve safety and ease congestion.
More than 27,000 vehicles travel through the intersection each day.
The State Government has approved $5.2m of upgrades.
“This intersection is becoming increasingly busy, particularly during peak periods,” Mr Barnett said.
“Double turning lanes will be created on the Mitchell Freeway northbound off-ramp and northbound on-ramp as well as the freeway’s southbound on-ramp.”
Mr Barnett said these modifications would also reduce the incidence of “rat running” where drivers used Duffy Road South to access Reid Highway from the Mitchell Freeway.