Construction underway on Beams Road level crossing

Construction of the final stage of the $235 million, four-lane Beams Road overpass is now underway, which will increase road safety, improve pedestrian and active transport connections and support around 185 jobs.

As an important local road that connects communities in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, this project will help reduce congestion, resulting in better traffic flow and a smoother commute, particularly during peak traffic.

Works include site office establishment, installation of barriers, signage and line marking along with median removal, paving the way for the overpass.

The Australian Government has committed $56.24 million towards the project, with the Queensland Government contributing $138.76 million and a commitment of $40 million from Brisbane City Council.

The overpass is expected to be completed late 2026, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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Quotes attributable to Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Catherine King:

“Beams Road is an important road for communities in northern Brisbane and experiences significant congestion at the rail level crossing in Carseldine – something this investment from all three levels of government aims to fix.

“This will be a boon for commuters, whether driving, walking or cycling through the area – particularly during peak traffic.”

Quotes attributable to Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Bart Mellish:

“It gives me great pleasure to announce the start of construction of the final stage Beams Road rail level crossing project.

“The changes will provide safer access to and from the Carseldine Station and improve congestion in the area, removing the need to wait at the level crossing.

“This project alone is estimated to support an average of 185 direct jobs, helping to drive Queensland's economic recovery.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Senator for Queensland Anthony Chisholm:

“The Beams Road level crossing sits right at the heart of Brisbane’s growing northern suburbs and with an extra 2.2 million people set to call south-east Queensland home by 2046, we’re getting on with delivering the crucial infrastructure upgrades that Brisbane needs.

“The removal of this notorious level crossing is yet another great example of the Albanese Government’s approach to collaborating with all levels of government to reduce travel times and ensure motorists get home safely.”  

Quotes attributable to Brisbane City Council Chair of Infrastructure Andrew Wines:

“Brisbane City Council is proud to contribute $40 million towards the removal of the Beams Road level crossing which, together with our Beams Road corridor upgrade, will help reduce congestion and improve safety for all road users.

“This project is a great example of what all levels of government can achieve by working together to help locals get home sooner and safer.”