Road Photos & Information: Queensland
  Pacific Motorway, Coronation Drive, Hale Street, Inner City Bypass, Bowen Bridge Road, Lutwyche Road, Gympie Road & Gympie Arterial Road (M3 / A3) - Greenslopes to Brisbane

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General Information:

The Pacific Motorway once had 2 names, the bridges and interchanges in the Brisbane CBD was called the Riverside Expressway and the freeway south of the CBD was known as the South East Freeway. The South East Freeway and Riverside Expressway were two of the early projects to be completed from the Wilbur Smith "Brisbane Transportation Study", which was published in 1965 and made recommendations covering sixteen years to 1981. 2

The Captain Cook Bridge is the third crossing of the Brisbane River. It crosses at the South Brisbane Reach of the river, and links Gardens Point to Woolloongabba. It carries four lanes of traffic in either direction.

History:

Greenslopes to Brisbane   Brisbane to Greenslopes
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Clem Jones Tunnel Interchange:
Pacific Mwy (M3) at the Clem Jones Tunnel Interchange at Woolloongabba, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

  Parking Zone Sign:
Default parking zone limit sign on Hale St (M3) at Petrie Terrace, March 2012. Note the sign refers to Lang Park, which was renamed to Suncorp Stadium in 1994.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Stanley St (SR41) interchange at Woolloongabba, March 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

  tn_200906_35_brisbane_musgraverd_sr31_robtilley.jpg Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on Musgrave Rd (SR31), Brisbane approaching Hale St (M3), June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Stanley St (SR41) interchange at Woolloongabba, March 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign in Brisbane, approaching Milton Rd (SR32), June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

Stanley Street Interchange:
Pacific Mwy (M3) at the Stanley St (SR41) interchange in Woolloongabba, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD signs on the Caxton St bridge in Brisbane, approaching Milton Rd (SR32), March
2013. Click here for a photo of this area by Rob Tilley from June 2009. The sign alterations are a result of the Clem 7 tunnel roadworks.

Image © Paul Rands

Dangerous Goods Sign:
Dangerous goods prohibition sign for the CBD, Woolloongabba, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

  Milton Road:
Hale St (M3) at the Milton Rd (SR32) interchange at Petrie Terrace, March 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

tn_200902_10_sthbrisbane_cptcookbr_brisbaneriver_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Signs:
AD signs over the lanes of the Captain Cook Bridge, over the Brisbane River, Brisbane CBD, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to Milton Rd (SR32) at Petrie Terrace, March 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

tn_200407_01_brisbane_captaincookbr.jpg Captain Cook Bridge:
Night view of the Captain Cook Bridge from the Brisbane River, looking northeast, July 2004.

Image © Paul Rands

  tn_200906_37_brisbane_miltonrd_sr32_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD signs on the Milton Rd (SR32) bridge in Brisbane, approaching Coronation Dr (SR33 / M3)
, June 2009. The sign alterations are a result of the Clem 7 tunnel roadworks.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_11_brisbane_margaretst_cptcookbr_brisbaneriver_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the Pacific Motorway (formerly Riverside Expressway) for the Margaret Street interchange
, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  tn_200906_38_brisbane_eagletce_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Coronation Dr (M3) approaching Eagle Tce in Brisbane
, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200603_01_brisbane.jpg Pacific Motorway Northbound:
Looking northbound
along the Pacific Mwy (formerly Riverside Expwy) in Brisbane, from the Victoria Bridge (which carries Melbourne St), March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

  tn_200906_39_brisbane_makerstonst_robtilley.jpg Intersection Directional Signs:
Signs near Makerston Street, over the lanes for North Quay and Pacific Motorway (former Riverside Expressway) in Brisbane, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Margaret Street Exit:
M3 at the Margaret St interchange, June 2012. Click here for a photo of this area by Rob Tilley from February 2009.

Image © Justin Cozart

  tn_200906_40_brisbane_tankst_robtilley.jpg North Quay and Pacific Motorway Access:
Southbound through the Brisbane CBD near Tank Street, with North Quay on the left of the traffic island, and access to the Pacific Motorway on the right hand side,
June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Elizabeth St interchange
, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

  tn_200603_01_brisbane_victoriast.jpg Victoria Bridge:
Looking south towards Victoria Bridge (which carries Melbourne St traffic)
, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

Elizabeth Street Exit:
M3 at the Elizabeth St interchange in Brisbane CBD
, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

  tn_200906_41_brisbane_elizabethst_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
Older style AD sign for the Elizabeth St off ramp on the Pacific Mwy (former Riverside Expwy), Brisbane,
June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200709_01_brisbane_georgest_annst.jpg Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Very old AD sign on George Street in Brisbane approaching Ann Street, which has an interchange with the Pacific  Motorway (formerly Riverside Expressway), September 2007.
This sign has since been replaced.

Image © Paul Rands

  tn_200906_42_brisbane_elizabethst_robtilley.jpg Elizabeth Street Off Ramp:
Pacific Mwy as it passes through the interchange with Elizabeth St in the Brisbane CBD
, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200905_01_brisbane_annst_darrenhodges.jpg Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign over the lanes on Ann Street in Brisbane, May 2009.

Image © Darren Hodges

  tn_200906_43_brisbane_margaretst_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Margaret St exit
. This sign replaced this one, taken in March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200603_01_brisbane_annst.jpg Freeway Green Prohibition Sign:
Very old freeway green sign indicating types of traffic not allowed on the Pacific Mwy, located on the interchange with Ann St in Brisbane
, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

  tn_200906_44_brisbane_vulturest_stanleyst_sr41_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
Pacific Mwy southbound over the Captain Cook Bridge, over the Brisbane River and AD sign for Vulture St / Stanley St (SR41) interchange
, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the Turbot St interchange in Brisbane, June 2012. Click here for a photo of the previous sign by Rob Tilley from February 2009. The empty blue panel used to show the direction to the airport, on the previous sign, was removed as quicker access can be gained using the Gateway Mwy (M1).

Image © Justin Cozart

  tn_200906_45_brisbane_cptcookbr_brisbaneriver_robtilley.jpg Captain Cook Bridge:
Name plate on the Captain Cook Bridge over the Brisbane River
, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Turbot Street Exit:
Turbot St interchange in Brisbane, June 2012. Click here for a photo of the previous sign by Rob Tilley from February 2009. The empty blue panel used to show the direction to the airport, on the previous sign, was removed as quicker access can be gained using the Gateway Mwy (M1).

Image © Justin Cozart

  tn_200906_46_kangaroopnt_vulturest_stanleyst_sr41_robtilley.jpg Supplemental AD sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign approaching the Vulture St / Stanley St interchange (SR41), at Kangaroo Point
, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign for the Herschel Street exit in Brisbane, June 2012. Click here for a photo of the previous sign by Rob Tilley from February 2009.

Image © Justin Cozart

  tn_200906_47_woolloongabba_vulturest_stanleyst_sr41_robtilley.jpg Vulture St / Stanley St Interchange:
ID sign over the lanes of the Pacific Mwy in Kangaroo Point at the Vulture St & Stanley St (SR41) interchange, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Herschel Street Exit:
Pacific Mwy as it passes through the Herschel St interchange in Brisbane CBD
, June 2012. Click here for a photo of the previous sign by Rob Tilley from February 2009.

Image © Justin Cozart

  tn_200906_48_woolloongabba_vulturest_stanleyst_sr41_robtilley.jpg Vulture Street and Stanley Street Interchange:
Pacific Mwy, southbound at Kangaroo Point, through
the Vulture St & Stanley St (SR41) interchange, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Freeway Green End of Motorway Sign:
Older freeway green coloured End of Motorway sign, near the Herschel St exit in Brisbane
, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

  tn_200906_49_woolloongabba_robtilley.jpg Freeway Green RD Sign:
Freeway green distance sign at Woolloongabba, near Hawthorne St overpass
, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_20_brisbane_robtilley.jpg Old End of Expressway Sign:
Possibly an original End of Expressway sign from the 1970s at the northern end of the Pacific Mwy (former Riverside Expwy)
in Brisbane, February 2009. M3 continues as Coronation Drive at this point.

Image © Rob Tilley

  tn_200906_50_woolloongabba_cornwallst_juliettest_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound AD sign at Woolloongabba approaching Cornwall and Juliette Streets
, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_21_brisbane_coronationdr_sr33_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD signs on the William Jolly Bridge on Coronation Dr (M3) in Brisbane
, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Woolloongabba approaching Cornwall and Juliette Streets, March 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Coronation Drive / Hale Street Split:
Intersection directional assembly over the lanes of Coronation Dr as it becomes SR33. M3 veers right, onto Hale St. Brisbane
, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

  tn_200906_51_woolloongabba_cornwallst_juliettest_robtilley.jpg Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Southbound supplemental AD sign at Woolloongabba approaching Cornwall and Juliette Streets
, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

      Intersection Directional Sign:
Southbound ID sign at Woolloongabba at the Cornwall and Juliette Streets interchange, March 2010. Click here for a photo of the sign this one replaced from June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

      Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign on the Cornwall St and Juliette St interchange approaching Marquis St at Woolloongabba, August 2009. Note the SR15 shield, SR15 should be coverplated with A7.

Image © Rob Tilley

      Cornwall Street & Marquis Street:
Intersection directional sign at the interchange with Cornwall St and Marquis St in Woolloongabba, August 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

      Advance Directional Sign :
AD sign at Greenslopes on Marquis St approaching Juliette St, August 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

      Juliette Street:
Looking south at the Juliette St interchange at Greenslopes, August 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Click here for the continuation of M3 / A3 between Brisbane and Aspley
Click here for the continuation of M3 between Greenslopes and Eight Mile Plains

1 State Road Network of Queensland Map, 30 June 2008
2 Queensland Roads, March 2009
3 The 200 km City Web Site
4 Queensland Roads, Edition No. 4, Sept 07
5 Redcliffe City Library
6 Queensland State Archives, 1972 Cabinet Minutes
7 Queensland State Archives, 1975 Cabinet Minutes Historian's Report
8 Queensland State Archives, 1976 Cabinet Minutes
9 Brisbane City Council Annual Report 06-07
10 Busway Website History Web Page
11 Michael Greenslade

Last updated: 03-Dec-2018 12:50

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