|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2017 - Late 2020
|Estimated Project Cost:||$400,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$200,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Brisbane City Council
The Stage 1 project involves the upgrade of approximately 3 kilometres of the Ipswich Motorway between Granard Road, Rocklea and Oxley Road, Oxley. It includes the the upgrading of the motorway from 4 to 6 lanes, the construction of higher bridges over Oxley Creek (7 bridges in total) and two new southern service road connections, one from Rocklea industrial precinct to the Oxley commercial area and one over the Oxley Creek floodplain.
The project will improve travel times, travel reliability, efficiency of freight movement and flood immunity.
The Australian Government has committed $200 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.
Construction commenced in October 2017 with completion expected in late 2020, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 30/01/2018