The Linkfield Road Interchange is located in the northern suburbs of Brisbane within the Brisbane City Council Local Government Area. Linkfield Road Interchange is the southern most interchange located on Gympie Arterial Road (M3), with Strathpine Road Interchange (and the Bruce Highway) located to its north. Linkfield Road provides an important east-west arterial route for freight, general traffic and commercial road users. Linkfield Road is classified as a Local Road of Regional Significance (LRRS) and is key in connecting the Brendale industrial precinct to the Australia Trade Coast, Brisbane Airport, the Port of Brisbane and the rest of South East Queensland via the M1 Gateway Motorway and the Bruce Highway. The current Linkfield Road overpass structure over Gympie Arterial Road is a two lane (one-lane each way) bridge with narrow shoulders and a low vertical clearance of 4.7m. To the immediate west and east of the interchange, is a 4-way at grade signalised intersection with Gympie Road and a 4-way at grade signalised intersection with Lacey Road, respectively.
The Australian and Queensland Governments are committed to manage the design and construction of the Linkfield Road overpass upgrade to align with stakeholder expectations, including reducing the project's environmental footprint and building an increased network resilience to climate change. Sustainable outcomes proposed will go towards demonstrating the project's commitment to contribute to net positive benefits for society and the environment will be the focus of the project during design and construction. The project will pursue the achievement of an Infrastructure Sustainability Council rating of ‘Excellent’ across both design and construction.