New northbound lane for Gateway Motorway in 2014

Work starts on new northbound lane on Brisbane’s Gateway Motorway, with upgrade due to be completed in 2014

May 23, 2012

Work has started on the installation of another northbound lane on Brisbane’s Gateway Motorway to ease congestion for the more than 65,000 road users using the route each day.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese says the upgrade will widen the motorway heading north from two to three lanes along the 2.5km section between Sandgate Road and Barrett Street.

Work on the new $96.7 million northbound lane is expected to be completed in 2014.

"The new lane will reduce travel times and double peak hour speeds along this stretch of the motorway, just one part the federal Labor government’s determined efforts to make it easier to get around Australia’s third largest and fastest growing city," Albanese says.

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says the project will widen the Depot Road overpass and erect new bridges over Cabbage Tree Creek and another over Depot Road so the existing off-ramp can be lengthened.

"In recent weeks the project team has been out talking with local residents and business owners about the scope of the work which will be undertaken over the next two years," he says.

"Importantly, to minimise disruptions while the upgrade is being delivered two lanes in each direction will remain open to traffic during peak periods."

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