The Linkfield Road on-ramp upgrade is one step closer after the Palaszczuk Government today announced it was seeking tenders for construction.
Member for Aspley Bart Mellish made the announcement and said the Palaszczuk Government was delivering on its election commitment to ease congestion on the notorious Linkfield Road overpass.
“Locals heading towards the overpass know just how frustrating this section of road can be during rush hour,” Mr Mellish said.
“That’s why we’re building a dedicated left-turn lane for motorists heading towards the Bruce. It’ll mean people using the northbound on-ramp will no longer have to merge with cars heading east over the overpass.”
Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said the works would also improve safety for pedestrians with a shared path on the northern side of the road.
“A new refuge island at the intersection of the on-ramp and Linkfield Road will allow safer crossing for pedestrians and bike riders by crossing only one lane of traffic at a time,” Ms Boyd said.
“The new path connects from the existing path on Gympie Road to the bridge over Gympie Arterial Road.”
Construction is expected to start later this year and is due to be completed in mid-2020.