More Qld road funding follows Carnarvon upgrades

East Brisbane in $33 million project as parts of Carnarvon Highway widened

More Qld road funding follows Carnarvon upgrades
The Carnarvon Highway between St George and Surat


East Brisbane will see $33 million in local infrastructure projects aimed at easing congestion.

The projects form part of the $1 billion federal Urban Congestion Fund to upgrade roads and improve trouble spots.

The works include:

  • $15 million to upgrade three intersections around Panorama Drive and Wellington Street in Thornlands and Cleveland
  • $12 million to upgrade the Newnham Road and Wecker Road intersection in Mount Gravatt
  • $6 million on safety improvements at the intersection of Rickert Road and Chelsea Road in Ransome.

"The Urban Congestion Fund will deliver a more reliable road network for commuters and freight, and support critical access to employment centres and freight hubs," federal infrastructure minister Alan Tudge says.

Read more about upgrades to a key Queensland freight bridge, here

It comes after the completion of works along the 450km stretch of the Carnarvon Highway between St George, Surat, Injune and Rolleston under round five of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program (HVSPP).

The major inland freight route alternative to the Bruce Highway was part of a $28.5 million jointly funded state and federal effort to create "a wider and safer two-lane highway".

Sections of the road between St George and Surat have been widened to nine metres, with 16km of highway between Injune and Rolleston widened to 10 metres.

A further $3.6 million towards additional improvements at Upper Dawson and St George has been committed under round six of the HVSPP.


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