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

$1.16 billion Gateway Motorway upgrade works ramping up

Media Release


28 January 2016

Joint release with:

Mark Bailey

Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety

Luke Howarth

Federal Member for Petrie

Stirling Hinchliffe

Member for Sandgate

Works on one of Brisbane's biggest road projects, the $1.16 billion Gateway Motorway upgrade, are ramping up.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said road crews are busy readying the site.

“The Gateway Upgrade North project will upgrade an 11.3 kilometre stretch of the motorway between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge, which will benefit more than 80,000 motorists a day,” Mr Truss said.

“Along with improving safety and reducing congestion, this upgrade will support vital employment opportunities for more than 1,000 people over the three-year construction period.”

Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey said a visitor information centre about the project will open to the public on Monday, 1 February 2016.

“The new centre will offer an informative look at the project's benefits including increased capacity and safer merging and exiting opportunities for motorists,” Mr Bailey said.

“The centre will continually evolve as works progress and will operate right up to the project's completion, expected in late 2018.”

Mr Bailey said in addition to widening a section of the motorway from four to six lanes, the Nudgee Road interchange will also be upgraded.

“Upgrading the interchange will provide safer conditions for Queensland drivers and works to widen the Deagon Deviation to two lanes in both directions will allow for improved travel times,” he said.

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said works to prepare the site for the upgrade of the existing southbound bridge over Sandgate Road and the Shorncliffe rail line are starting soon.

“Important bridge widening works on the southbound bridge will take place at night time from mid-February prior to the start of major construction,” Mr Howarth said.

“Every effort will be made to minimise impacts to the community and notifications will be provided to directly affected stakeholders before works start.”

Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchliffe said the infrastructure upgrade will benefit the thousands of motorists who commute on this road every day.

“Local motorists are one step closer to enjoying the benefits of these upgrades, such as reduced bottlenecks during peak times and an improved local road network,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

The Australian Government has committed $929.6 million to the project, with the Queensland Government committed to contributing $232.4 million.

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