The Honourable Curtis Pitt
Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment
Motorists may notice progress on Transurban Queensland’s $512 million Logan Enhancement Project, as project signs have been installed at each entry point along the project corridor.
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt said it was great to see early construction activities were progressing well as part of Queensland’s first Market-Led Proposal.
“The Logan Enhancement Project will deliver significant upgrades to the Logan Motorway and Gateway Extension Motorway, improving safety and travel times for drivers,” Mr Pitt said.
“There will be economic benefits of around $1 billion over 30 years which will flow through to the wider south east Queensland community from this project.”
Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick said the project signage was a visual cue to drivers that they were entering a roadworks zone for the project.
“Nine project signs have been installed at the main entry points to the work site such as Wembley Road, Compton Road, Beaudesert Road and Mt Lindesay Highway,” Mr Dick said.
Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch said it was exciting to see construction on the project moving ahead.
“The signs are an important safety feature as they signal to drivers to expect changed traffic conditions, including the presence of concrete traffic barriers, workers and traffic control devices,” Ms Enoch said.
Member for Stretton Duncan Pegg said around 1,300 jobs would be supported over the two year construction of the Logan Enhancement Project.
“When complete, motorists will benefit from a more reliable road network with fewer stop-start traffic conditions, resulting in quicker journey times and lower fuel consumption,” Mr Pegg said.
Member for Logan Linus Power said the installation of project signage was part of early works underway on the project after the sod was officially turned last month.
“Other early construction activities currently underway include clearing and grubbing, as well as establishing five site offices across the huge project,” Mr Power said.
Member for Waterford Shannon Fentiman said the project involves upgrading parts of the Logan and Gateway motorways, and constructing new south-facing ramps at Compton Road.
“The Logan Enhancement Project includes improving key congestion hot spots such as Beaudesert Road/Mt Lindesay Highway interchange and the Logan Motorway/Wembley Road interchange,” Ms Fentiman said.
Transurban Queensland Group General Manager Wes Ballantine said the signs were part of Transurban’s commitment to completing the project in a safe and efficient manner, while ensuring motorists keep moving during construction.
“We will keep traffic moving by ensuring all lanes on the motorway remain open during peak periods, with works that require lane closures undertaken at night and on weekends,” Mr Ballantine said.
“A lot of the work can be undertaken off the motorway and behind barriers – we really only work on the road when we absolutely have to.
“As project elements are completed, they will be opened to traffic, so benefits of the project will progressively be seen throughout the construction period.”
Source: Queensland Government
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