The design and construction tender to fix one of Queensland’s major road bottlenecks is underway.
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss and Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson announced the first stage of the tendering processes for the Gateway Upgrade North project.
“This project can’t start soon enough for the 75,000 vehicles that use the Gateway Motorway daily, with a significant proportion being commercial vehicles,” Mr Truss said.
“This was a key election commitment of the Abbott government and will have a major impact on the local economy and reduce congestion.
“It’s great to see we are on schedule to deliver this project and upgrade one of Queensland’s most congested and important motorways.”
Mr Emerson said the project was good news for residents in northern Brisbane and Redcliffe.
“There is a high level of interest in this project which will ensure healthy competition resulting in innovative ideas and value for money for the taxpayer,” he said.
“While the former Federal Labor government, including the current Labor candidate for Redcliffe, voted to slash funding for this project, we are getting on with the job and delivering these works.
“Motoring bodies regularly rate this as one of the worst sections of road in Queensland, the cause of major delays and a burden on the economy.”
The upgrade will include widening 11.3 kilometres of roadway from four to six lanes between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge, upgrading the Nudgee Interchange and widening Deagon Deviation to two lanes in each direction.
Information about the scope, timing and status of procurement for the Gateway Upgrade North project is available at www.tmr.qld.gov.au