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

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The route takes in the Brisbane's inner south and also skirts the CBD via what was once called the Riverside Expressway, then continues into the northern suburbs via Coronation Drive, Hale Street and the Inner City Bypass before connecting with Bowen Bridge Road, Lutwyche Road, Gympie Road and finally the Gympie Arterial Road for the connection to the Bruce Highway at the Gateway Motorway (M1) junction.

History:

Brisbane to Aspley Aspley to Brisbane
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Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Milton Rd at Milton, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

tn_200906_17_chermside_murphyrd_robtilley.jpg Murphy Road Intersection:
Intersection directional sign at the intersection with Murphy Rd in Chermside, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Milton Road Interchange:
Hale St (M3) as it passes through the interchange with Milton Rd (SR32) at Milton, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

tn_200906_18_chermside_hamiltonrd_robtilley.jpg Approaching Hamilton Road:
Advance directional sign on Gympie Rd approaching Hamilton Rd in Chermside, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Signs:
ID signs over the lanes at the interchange with Musgrave Rd (SR31) and Kelvin Grove Rd (SR77) in Paddington, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

tn_200906_19_chermside_wallacest_kuranst_robtilley.jpg Approaching Kuran Street & Wallace Street:
Gympie Road approaching the junction with Wallace and Kuran Streets in Chermside, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection directional Sign:
ID sign at the off ramp to Kelvin Grove Rd (SR77) in Paddington, June 2012.

Image © Justin Cozart

tn_200906_20_chermside_roderd_robtilley.jpg AD Sign:
Advance directional sign on Gympie Rd at Chermside, approaching Rode Rd, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_27_kelvingrove_kelvingroverd_sr77_robtilley.jpg Intersection directional Sign:
ID sign at the interchange with Kelvin Grove Rd (SR77) in Paddington, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Entering Kedron :
Gympie Rd (A3) as it enters the suburb of Kedron, March 2013.

Image © Paul Rands

tn_200902_28_kelvingrove_victoriapkrd_robtilley.jpg Victoria Park Rd Exit:
Inner City Bypass (M3) at the off ramp to Victoria Park Rd in Kelvin Grove, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200906_21_kedron_sportst_kitchenerrd_robtilley.jpg Approaching Sport Street & Kitchener Road:
Gympie Rd (A3) at Kedron approaching the intersection with Sport St and Kitchener Rd, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Herston Rd in Herston, January 2016. Click here for a photo of this location from February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200906_22_kedron_castlest_strathmorest_robtilley.jpg Approaching Strathmore & Castle Streets:
Advance directional signs on Gympie Rd, approaching Strathmore St and Castle St in Kedron, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Herston Road Interchange:
Inner City Bypass (M3) at the Herston Rd interchange in Herston, January 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Justin Cozart from June 2012.

Image © Rob Tilley

Travel Time Sign :
LED travel time sign at Kedron approaching Airport Link Tunnel (M7), March 2013.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Herston for the Lutwyche Rd (M3) & Clem Jones Tunnel (M7) interchange, January 2016. Click here for a photo of this location by Justin Cozart from June 2012. Click here for a photo of the previous sign by Rob Tilley from March 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200906_23_kedron_staffordrd_metroad5_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gympie Rd approaching Stafford Rd (Metroad 5) at Kedron, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_30_herston_bowenbrrd_sr15_robtilley.jpg Entering Tunnel:
Inner City Bypass as it tunnels under Bowen Bridge Road and RNA Showgrounds at Herston, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200906_24_kedron_staffordrd_metroad5_robtilley.jpg Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign as Gympie Rd approaches Stafford Rd (Metroad 5) in Kedron, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_31_bownhills_robtilley.jpg Tunnel:
Inner City Bypass at Bowen Hills as it tunnels under Bowen Bridge Road and RNA Showgrounds at Herston, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200906_25_kedron_staffordrd_metroad5_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gympie Rd approaching Stafford Rd (Metroad 5) at Kedron, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Bowen Hills on the Inner City Bypass (M3) approaching the interchange with Bowen Bridge Road (SR15) and Lutwyche Road (A3), January 2016. Click here for a photo of this location from June 2012. Click here for a photo of the previos sign from March 2010 by Rob Tilley. Click here for a photo from February 2009 of the old sign.

Image © Rob Tilley

Stafford Road Intersection:
Gympie Road at the Stafford Road (Metroad 5) intersection at Kedron, March 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Rob Tilley from June 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Bowen Hills on the Inner City Bypass (M3) approaching the interchange with Lutwyche Road (A3), January 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200906_27_kedron_kedronpkrd_sr20_kedronbrook_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gympie Rd in Kedron, approaching Kedron Park Rd (SR20), June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Lutwyche Road:
The Inner City Bypass (M3) at Bowen Hills at the interchange with Lutwyche Road (A3), January 2016.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200906_28_kedron_kedronpkrd_sr20_kedronbrook_robtilley.jpg Kedron Park Road Intersection:
Gympie Road as it changes to Lutwyche Road at the junction with Kedron Park Road (SR20) in Wooloowin, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Clem Jones Tunnel & Lutwyche Road Interchange:
Inner CIty Bypass (M3) at the interchange with Lutwyche Rd (A3) and Clem Jones Tunnel (M7) at Bowen Hills, March 2010. Click here for the alternate version of the changeable sign panel from June 2012 by Justin Cozart.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200906_29_kedron_kedronpkrd_sr20_kedronbrook_robtilley.jpg Kedron Park Road Intersection:
Gympie Road as it changes to Lutwyche Road at the junction with Kedron Park Road in Wooloowin, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign assembly at the junction of Lutwyche Rd (SR15) and Lutwyche Rd (A3) at Windsor, March 2010. Note the old sign in the distance and the missing SR15 and A3 shields on the newer signs.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200906_30_lutwyche_lutwycherd_robtilley.jpg Approaching Lutwyche Rd & Truro Rd Split:
AD sign as you approach the first split for southbound traffic along A3. Both Lutwyche Rd and and Truro St are A3 in Lutwyche, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_33_windsor_bowenst_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Lutwyche Rd in Windsor near the Bowen Street intersection, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200906_31_windsor_albionrd_robtilley.jpg Albion Road Intersection:
Corner of Lutwyche Rd (A3) and Albion Rd in Windsor, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_34_wooloowin_normanst_robtilley.jpg Norman Street Intersection:
Intersection directional sign on Lutwyche Rd at the Norman St intersection at Wooloowin, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200906_32_windsor_roblainest_robtilley.jpg Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign at the second split for southbound traffic along A3. Both Lutwyche Rd and and Roblane St are A3 in Windsor, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_35_wooloowin_staffordrd_metroad5_kedronbrook_robtilley.jpg Supplemental AD Sign:
Supplemental advance directional sign as Gympie Rd approaches Stafford Rd (Metroad 5) in Woolowin, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200906_33_windsor_newmarketrd_robtilley.jpg Approaching Newmarket Road:
AD sign as you approaching Newmarket Rd in Windsor, southbound on Lutwyche Rd, June 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_36_gordonpk_staffordrd_metroad5_kedronbrook_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gympie Rd approaching Stafford Rd (Metroad 5) at Gordon Park, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
Changeable AD sign on Lutwyche Rd (A3) approaching Clem Jones Tunnel (M7), Inner City Bypass (M3) and Lutwyche Rd (SR15) at Windsor, March 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_37_gordonpk_staffordrd_metroad5_kedronbrook_robtilley.jpg Stafford Road Intersection:
Gympie Road at the Stafford Road (Metroad 5) intersection at Gordon Park, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Prohibition & Reassurance Sign:
Motorway prohibition sign and reassurance sign on Lutwyche Rd (A3) approaching Inner City Bypass (M3), Clem Jones Tunnel (M7) and Lutwyche Rd (SR15 section), March 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_38_kedron_strathmorest_castlest_robtilley.jpg Approaching Strathmore & Castle Streets:
Advance directional signs on Gympie Rd, approaching Strathmore St and Castle St in Kedron, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign on Lutwyche Rd (A3) approaching Clem Jones Tunnel (M7), Inner City Bypass (M3) and Lutwyche Rd (SR15) at Windsor, March 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_39_kedron_edinburghcastlerd_robtilley.jpg Approaching Edinburgh Castle Road:
Gympie Rd approaching the intersection with Edinburgh Castle Road in Kedron, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
Changeable AD sign on Lutwyche Rd (A3) approaching Clem Jones Tunnel (M7), Inner City Bypass (M3) and Lutwyche Rd (SR15) at Windsor, March 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

tn_200902_40_kedron_roderd_robtilley.jpg AD Sign:
Advance directional sign on Gympie Rd at Kedron, approaching Rode Rd, February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Overheight Sign:
Overheight warning sign for Clem Jones Tunnel (M7) on Lutwyche Rd (A3) at Windsor, March 2010.

Image © Rob Tilley

Entering Chermside:
Gympie Rd (A3) as it enters the suburb of Chermside, April 2013.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the junction with Inner City Bypass (M3) and Bowen Bridge Road (SR15) at Windsor, March 2010. Click here for a photo from June 2009 of the old sign.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the intersection with Murphy Rd & The Boulevarde in Chermside, April 2013. Click here for a photo of this location by Rob Tilley from February 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on inner City Bypass (M3) at Kelvin Grove approaching Kelvin Grove Rd (SR77), March 2012. Note the missing SR77 shield and incorrect M2 route number. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley from March 2010 of the previous sign.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the intersection with Murphy Rd in Chermside, April 2013.

Image © Paul Rands

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on inner City Bypass (M3) at Kelvin Grove at the interchange with Kelvin Grove Rd (SR77), March 2010. Note the missing SR77 shield.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gympie Rd (A3) at Chermside, approaching Webster Rd (SR27), April 2013.

Image © Paul Rands

Webster Road:
Gympie Rd (A3) at the intersection with Webster Rd (SR27) at Chermside, April 2013.

Image © Paul Rands

tn_200902_42_chermside_ellisonrd_sr27_robtilley.jpg Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Gympie Rd (M3) in Aspley approaching Ellison Rd (SR27) and Webster Rd (SR27), February 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Click here for the continuation of M3 / A3 between Aspley and Bald Hills
Click here for the contination of M3 between Brisbane and Greenslopes

1 State Road Network of Queensland Map, 30 June 2008
2 State Library of Queensland Web Site
3 Busway Website History Web Page
4 Main Roads Gympie Road Upgrade Web Page
5 Michael Greenslade

Last updated: 07-Feb-2019 21:36

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