Design progressing on Gateway Upgrade North project
18 September 2015
Joint release with:
Queensland Minister for Main Roads,
Road Safety and Ports
Member for Petrie
Work on designing the $1.162 billion Gateway Upgrade North project between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge has progressed to its final stage.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said since the release of the preferred plan in 2013, an interactive tender process had produced innovative solutions to reduce congestion and improve safety on one of the state's busiest motorways.
“The project will support more than 1,000 direct jobs during its lifespan, continuing the Coalition Government's commitment to delivering national prosperity and a stronger national transport network,” Mr Truss said.
Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey said motorists and the wider community will benefit from the increased capacity and safety upgrades.
“Major construction is expected to start early next year, and will involve widening an 11.3-kilometre section from four to six lanes between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge, upgrading the Nudgee Road interchange and widening the Deagon Deviation to two lanes in both directions,” Mr Bailey said.
Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said motorists and the wider community could now see some innovative features of the upgrade.
“Motorists travelling north will be able to exit the motorway just before Depot Road and continue on a new overpass over the motorway for a seamless connection to Redcliffe,” Mr Howarth said.
“The Nudgee interchange upgrade will involve lengthening the on and off-ramps significantly to provide safer merging and exiting opportunities for motorists. Pedestrians and cyclists will also benefit from a new shared path along the entire length of the upgrade.”
The Australian Government has committed up to $929.6 million and the Queensland Government $232.4 million to the Gateway Upgrade North project.
The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads and Transurban Queensland will jointly manage the delivery of the project. Lend Lease Engineering will design and construct the project.
To view the features of the design online, visit the project webpage at www.gatewayupgradenorth.com.au and click on the September 2015 newsletter.