FRUSTRATED Shailer Park motorists say more traffic headaches have been created due to extended traffic light timings on the Winnetts Rd intersection at the Pacific Motorway.
Drivers said they could be waiting in a que up to 2km long to access either the motorway or Loganlea Rd in the morning, due to the traffic lights favouring commuters exiting off the highway.
Shailer Park resident Roger Bartley said the intersection upgrade had made travelling to work unbearable.
"I use the Winnetts Rd exit to travel to work on the Gold Coast every morning," he said.
"What used to take me five minutes to access the motorway now takes me up to 15 minutes because traffic can be banked up terribly.
"The lights have changed and now take longer to turn green so people can move forward and access the on-ramp.
"With all of the money they spent, I don't think we are better off."
Logan City Councillor Darren Power (Division 10) agreed.
"The upgrade to the Winnetts Rd intersection was part of the overall Pacific Motorway upgrade," he said.
"Thousands of taxpayer's dollars have gone into this upgrade and from what I and my residents have been experiencing, we are no better off.
"What this intersection does is congest the rest of the suburb because the lights are out of synch when so many people are trying to get to work at the one time."
Cr Power said he would like to see the traffic lights changed by Mains Road to allow people more time to access the motorway southbound.
A Transport and Main Roads departmental spokesman said they would continue to monitor the traffic situation.
"Final surfacing and line-marking works on the Loganlea interchange were completed last week, enabling it to operate at full capacity," they said.