The upgrade will deliver significant road safety improvements and reduce congestion on a section of the motorway, which caters for over 80 000 motorists a day. Major works will sustain more than 1 000 jobs in the area.
Once completed, the Gateway Upgrade North project will reduce congestion, accommodate future growth and improve motorists’ safety by:
Improving travel time reliability;
Providing extended on and off-ramps to reduce queuing;
Separating local traffic, minimising merging and weaving and reducing accidents;
Increasing safety for road users through median and roadside barriers, wider shoulders, improved motorway alignment and installation of intelligent transport systems (ITS); and
Improving connectivity to key areas.
Transurban Queensland engaged Aurecon on behalf of TMR to provide independent verification services to ensure complete compliance of the Gateway Upgrade North design and construction with the Design & Construct (D&C) Deed.
The Gateway Upgrade North project requires design packages and construction works to be verified, commissioned and transferred over as assets to Transurban Queensland.
Other allied road infrastructure will be delivered and transferred to third parties, including the Brisbane City Council (BCC), Queensland Rail (QR), ENERGEX and public utility plant (PUP) authorities.