QLD Govt reveals $2.1bn road plan to bust congestion and create jobs

Monica Gameng   |   May 18, 2020

The Queensland Government has revealed a $2.1 billion road plan that will help bust congestion and create jobs for the regions of Moreton Bay and North Brisbane. 

The significant investment will back the delivery of a new arterial road – to be called the ‘Moreton Connector’ - which is going to be built between Dohles Rocks Road in Murrumba Downs and Anzac Avenue in Mango Hill. 

The road plan also involves upgrading the Gateway Motorway, Gympie Road and the Bruce Highway, including the delivery of new north facing ramps at Dohles Rocks Road. 

“The Federal Government is eager to look at what jobs we can create and what project we have across Queensland. 

“This proposal is exactly the kind of key congestion busting road infrastructure they are looking for and is ready to go to the Federal Government,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. 

The proposed Moreton Connector is expected to cut travel times for locals, meaning they will be able to spend less time on the road and more time with family. 

“The Moreton Connector will reduce travel time for Queenslanders living on the northern side of Brisbane. 

“It will also allow Griffin residents easy access to North Lakes and bring a number of jobs on the local economy, which we know is very important at this time,” Deputy Premier and Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said. 

Both the Queensland and Australian Governments have contributed for future funding of vital northside road upgrades. 

“This is the plan that will deliver those upgrades 

“It will transform Brisbane’s northern gateway by re-designing the Gateway Motorway, Bruce Highway and Gympie Road interchange and build a new arterial road to take traffic off the Bruce Highway between Murrumba Downs and Mango Hill,” Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said. 

With the Gateway Motorway, Bruce Highway and Gympie Road collectively catering to approximately 310,000 vehicles a day, the proposed new arterial road and upgrades to these roads are vital. 

“That’s 100,000 more vehicles a day than on the busiest section of the M1, so it’s clear a plan is needed for new roads and major upgrades,” Mr Bailey said. 

Mr Bailey added that the two levels of government are committed to the delivery of vital road upgrades in Brisbane’s north and both will be working with the Moreton Bay Regional Council for the delivery of the proposed new arterial road. 

“We have the blueprint to deliver significant improvements to major roads right across the northern reaches of Brisbane. 

“The next step is for us to get all three levels of government together so we can get work started as soon as possible,” the Minister said. 

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Source: Queensland GovernmentBrisbane Times; Roads & Infrastructure Australia 

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
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