The Queensland government has announced $110 million of works to upgrade the Port of Brisbane’s port drive and local roads.
Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports, Mark Bailey, said works would begin next month.
“The Port of Brisbane handles more than $50 billion in trade annually and these road upgrades are vital to meeting the Port of Brisbane’s future growth, providing income and jobs for many Queenslanders” Bailey said
“Each year, more than 3.1 million vehicles access the port and this project will improve safety especially for the large number of workers travelling here every day.”
The project is expected to support almost 390 jobs during its two-year construction, providing hundreds of jobs to the local community.
Member for Lytton, Joan Pease, said the upgrades would provide more efficient access to the port.
“A new segregated cycle path will provide a safer outcome for cyclists and increase the cycle network across South East Queensland,” Pease said.
“This upgrade is great news for the local community – it will provide a safer road, better active infrastructure and support jobs.”
Works are expected for completion by May 2018.
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