New lanes to ease congestion on the Deagon Deviation
A key milestone has been reached on the $1.14 billion Gateway Upgrade North project, with two new southbound lanes along the Deagon Deviation set to open in the coming days.
Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth and State Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchliffe visited the site today to inspect progress on the works.
Completion of the new southbound lanes at Deagon Deviation will be a major factor in reducing congestion on one of Queensland’s busiest motorways.
The project includes significant changes to widen the Deagon Deviation between Depot and Bracken Ridge Road, providing two lanes in each direction.
Other project works will include construction of a new off-ramp overpass which will be built over the motorway to allow Redcliffe-bound traffic to seamlessly join with the new northbound Deagon Deviation.
The Deagon section of the motorway has a poor traffic incident record, compounded by significant traffic merging and weaving which highlights the need for safety improvements.
The new southbound lanes along the Deagon Deviation will greatly improve safety for drivers by eliminating traffic weaving and reducing congestion. They will also improve travel time reliability for people driving from Brisbane to Redcliffe, improve safety on the motorway, and accommodate future growth.
The Gateway Upgrade North project is also demonstrating its commitment to sustainability by using EME2 asphalt along this section of the Deagon Deviation.
EME2 is a stiff asphalt, designed for heavily trafficked roads and is especially appealing for road builders as it allows for a reduction in the depth of pavements by up to 20 per cent, and allows work to be undertaken more efficiently. The benefits of EME2 are significant, including reducing the use of non-renewable resources and the use of fewer trucks on the road to produce and construct the pavement.
The Australian Government has committed up to $914.18 million to the Gateway Upgrade North project, in partnership with the Queensland Government which has committed $228.5 million towards the project.
- Last updated
- 19 April 2017