A two-car collision close to Nundah’s Sandgate Road tunnel entrance on Monday at 8:30 am prompted the slowing down of Airport Link traffic.
However, the tunnel has reopened as of the latest update. Three people have reportedly been treated by paramedics while one was immediately taken to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital at Bowen Hills. All of them are now in a stable condition.
Police claimed that there were at least two vehicles involved in the crash. After the incident, the authorities requested motorists to take alternate routes to their destinations and avoid the Airport Link tunnel until the blockage was cleared. Almost two lanes were shut following the mishap, which included both southbound lanes of the tunnel.
“It looks like there is a bit of congestion there,” Brisbane Times quoted a police media spokeswoman as saying after the accident.
The Airport Link was also recently in the news due to the toll deal for motorists on the Go Via network. Toll road regulator Transurban Queensland has arrived at a mutual decision with the State Government and has given a chance to motorists to clear the debt before their names are filed with the enforcement and recovery agency.
The Courier Mail reported that the toll operator has claimed that Queensland motorists who use Go Via network avoided payment of $12 million toll fees in the past months. Hence, it was improving the mode of collection of payments from motorists. The road network includes the Clem7 Tunnel, Airport Link and the Gateway Motorway.
Transurban Queensland General Manager Wes Ballantine said that improving the collection of payments will prevent outstanding amounts from adding up. “These improvements are great news for motorists and allow us to proactively work with customers to manage their accounts more effectively and clear unpaid tolls before higher penalties are applied,” Ballantine said.
“There may be genuine reasons why motorists can end up with unpaid tolls.”