Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Gateway Bottleneck Out to Tender

Media Release

WT012/2014

14 February 2014

Joint release with:

Scott Emerson

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads

The design and construction tender to fix one of Queensland's major road bottlenecks is has begun.

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson announced the first stage of the tendering processes for the Gateway Motorway North project.

“This project can't start soon enough for the 75,000 vehicles that use the Gateway Motorway daily, with a significant proportion being commercial vehicles,” Mr Truss said.

“This project was a key election commitment of the Abbott government. It will have a major impact on the local economy and reduce congestion.

“It's great to see we are on schedule to deliver this project and upgrade one of Queensland's most congested and important motorways.”

Mr Emerson said the project was good news for residents in northern Brisbane and Redcliffe. 

“There is a high level of interest in this project which will ensure healthy competition resulting in innovative ideas and value for money for the taxpayer,” he said.

“While the former Federal Labor government, including the current Labor candidate for Redcliffe, voted to slash funding for this project, we are getting on with the job and delivering these works.

“Motoring bodies regularly rate this as one of the worst sections of road in Queensland, the cause of major delays and a burden on the economy.”

The upgrade will include widening 11.3 kilometres of roadway from four to six lanes between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge, upgrading the Nudgee Interchange and widening Deagon Deviation to two lanes in each direction.

Information about the scope, timing and status of procurement for the Gateway Motorway North project is available at www.tmr.qld.gov.au