The Queensland Government invests a further $40 million to deliver priority upgrades to Cleveland Redland Bay Road as part of the State’s plan for economic recovery. This brings the total investment on this key Redland connector to $110 million.
“The additional $40 million will allow us to continue the duplication into Thornlands.
“Queenslanders have stepped up when it comes to managing the health impacts of COVID-19. That has meant the Palaszczuk Government has been able to continue with Queensland’s plan for economic recovery – including getting on with investing in better roads across Redlands as part of a $23 billion pipeline of road and transport projects,” Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said.
The previously committed $70 million funding for the project will support approximately 99 jobs as well as upgrade the Anita Street intersection, which will roll on to deliver further duplication works north of Anita Street when completed.
The new funding commitment for the Cleveland Redland Bay Road project is vital as it will support the expected population boom in Redlands – which is estimated to reach almost 200,000 by 2041.
“Our businesses and industry generate $5.9 billion for Queensland’s economy every year, and it’s vital it doesn’t stall because roads aren’t keeping up with growth.
“We’re seeing thousands of families move bayside and even more tourists flock to our local towns and islands, putting pressure on our roads, which is why we’re upgrading them,” Member for Redlands Kim Richards said.
Key features of the Cleveland Redland Bay Road project under the previous funding commitment include:
Increasing the capacity through the intersection from 2 to 4 lanes
Installing traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing across Cleveland Redland Bay Road and Anita Street
Separated cycle tracks
Improves bus stops
The additional investment, on the other hand, will fund the duplication of the remaining two-lane section of Cleveland Redland Bay Road in Thornland as well as from the Benfer Road junction south to Boundary Street in Redland Bay.
“We’ve already got shovels in the ground on Cleveland Redland Bay Road upgrades and this extra $40 million means [we’ll] be able to extend that four-laning even further, alongside $9.1 million locked in for the Serpentine Creek Road intersection and another $500,000 to plan for the Boundary Road intersection,” Mr Bailey said.
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