Important information from the Department of Transport and Main Roads regarding the permanent closure of the Donaldson Road exit ramp on the Ipswich Motorway:
On 25 October 2017, the Donaldson Road exit ramp will be closed to allow for construction of the new service road connection over the Oxley Creek floodplain on the northern side of the motorway.
The closure is part of the permanent upgrade works that will reduce the number of entry and exit points on the motorway. This will help improve safety and operation by reducing the number of locations of merging and diverging traffic on the motorway.
Access to the businesses between the exit ramp and Donaldson Road (1917 – 2015 Ipswich Road), and the Donaldson Road overpass will be via the Suscatand Street exit ramp. Temporary signage will be in place to assist road users.
Please see the attached map showing the exit ramp closure and the alternative access arrangements.
Once the upgrade is complete the new northern service road will extend from the Oxley Road roundabout to the Granard Road interchange and will improve local connectivity and help keep local trips off the motorway. This will provide another access alternative to the Donaldson Road exit ramp.
We are advising key stakeholders, businesses and residents about the exit ramp closure and are working closely with them to minimise disruptions.
Information about traffic changes will also be available from the 13 19 40 phone line and website www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.