Variable speed signs will be introduced to a section of the Sunshine Motorway.
Variable speed signs will be introduced to a section of the Sunshine Motorway. Warren Lynam

Big changes set to streamline motorway traffic

TRAFFIC is set to be streamlined on the Sunshine Motorway with the introduction of new variable speed signs.

CCTV cameras will monitor the road and change the speed limit when incidents, like crashes, occur to manage congestion and nose-to-tail prangs.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the addition formed part of the State Government's $3.13 billion roads and transport investment.

The signs will cover about 2.5km of the motorway and display reduced speed limits in both directions.

From 2015 to 2017, 33 incidents were recorded on the motorway and 20 of those were rear-end crashes.

Mr Bailey said the signs will reduce this risk.

"With more than 40,000 vehicles travelling on the motorway every day, it's a highly utilised, high-speed environment for residents, businesses and tourist traffic," he said.

The new devices will compliment similar devices recently installed at nearby sections of the motorway between Sippy Downs and Kawana Way.

Work will begin in a couple of weeks.