FOR the past six years motorists driving off to work using the Centenary Highway have battled a gridlock at the intersection of the Logan Motorway.
While building was booming in the Springfield catchment areas the Department of Transport and Main Roads did nothing to fix the worsening problem.
Under pressure from local MP, Charis Mullens, TMR finally started work on the bottleneck in July last year and 14 months later have now completed the project.
The $15m upgrade has seen the duplication of the northbound carriageway from one to two lanes.
The section is still congested every weekday morning, but the gridlock is predominantly a thing of the past.
That is the good news for motorists, the bad involves the decision to close the Centenary Highway exit immediately in front of the Orion Shopping Centre and the new train parking station.
The decision was based on saving money and time on the process to widen the turnoff from one to two lanes. The result of the shutdown has seen traffic mayhem every weekday afternoon in Springfield and nothing will change until early next year.