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Works underway on $298m QLD bridge upgrade

Aerial view of the exiting Centenary Bridge, over the Brisbane River

The first sod has been turned on the new Centenary Bridge at Jindalee, marking the start of works at the site.

The $298.5 million project, jointly funded by the Federal Government and Queensland governments, will aim to reduce congestion on the Centenary Motorway.

Initial works will include underground services investigations, establishment of site compounds, impact surveys and construction of a temporary jetty to enable bridge works. Following this, construction activities will ramp up.

Image courtesy of the QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads.

The project is expected to deliver:

  • A new three-lane northbound bridge
  • Widening of the existing bridges to create three southbound lanes
  • Upgraded active transport facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, with improved connections to the Western Freeway Bikeway and local destinations, including retention of the Jindalee Skate Park
  • Greater efficiency and travel-time reliability.

This is expected to improve safety and efficiency for the more than 85,000 vehicles using the bridge over the Brisbane River every day.

“Widening the Centenary Bridge from four to six lanes will ensure residents spend less time on the road by making it easier to get between work, home and school,” said Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

“The Australian Government is committed to working in partnership with state, territory, and local governments, including Queensland, to deliver infrastructure projects that make a real difference – getting the community home safer and sooner.”

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she was pleased to see works get underway on the “congestion busting” project.

“More than 152,000 people will use these bridges by 2036 – showing just how important it is to deliver this upgrade now,” she said.

“Our government will back big upgrades like this to create hundreds of jobs and supply chain opportunities for local workers and businesses.”

The project will be delivered by a joint venture between Queensland-based companies Georgiou Group and BMD Constructions.

Artist's impression of the new Centenary Bridge.
Artist’s impression of the new Centenary Bridge. Image courtesy of the QLD Department of Transport and Main Roads.

The new bridge is due for completion in late-2025, with new traffic to switch to it while the existing bridge is upgraded, with the entire project completed in 2027.

“We are getting on with the job of delivering the infrastructure to make travel safer and easier for locals to support the rapid growth of the western suburbs,” said Transport Minister Mark Bailey.

“I thank drivers for their patience ahead of ramped up construction works in the area.”

For more on the Centenary Bridge Upgrade, visit: www.tmr.qld.gov.au

 

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