Brisbane’s North to receive investment for road works
By Anna Roberts on 04 February 2019
With an $80 million investment to fund congestion busting projects across the region, motorists travelling across Brisbane’s north will soon experience less congestion and quicker travel times. Through the billion dollar Urban Congestion Fund, the $80 million investment is part of the $244.5 million investment for South East Queensland.
Included in the project is a $50 million worth of upgrades on the Gympie Arterial Road that will help improve the connection to the southern end of the Bruce Highway as well as help the stretch of road to meet an increase in vehicle volume. Another $7.5 million investment will include upgrading the intersection at Barbour road and Norris Road, upgrade works to Norris Road between Telegraph Road and Bracken Ridge Road and upgrading of Hoyland Street between Kluver Street and Bracken Ridge Road.
In addition, an investment of $15 million will go to the creation of a new park and ride facilities in train stations at Mango Hill and Ferny Grove. There will also be a $7.75 million fund which will go to flood-proofing works on Youngs Crossing and raising the level of the road.
The Urban Congestion Fund aims to help in delivering a more reliable road network for commuters and support critical access to employment centres and freight hubs.