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Ipswich Motorway – Rocklea to Darra

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2017 - Late 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$400,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$200,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Brisbane City Council
State:QLD
Corridor:Brisbane Urban

Project Description

The project involves a an upgrade of approximately 3 kilometre section of the Ipswich Motorway to 3 lanes between Oxley Road to Suscatand Street in both the eastbound and westbound direction; removal of on/off ramps and improved ramp access to current standard including upgrading Suscatand Street off ramp, Oxley Road Eastbound on ramp and Factory Road westbound off ramp; and improve flood immunity through construction of a new bridge over Oxley Creek, from 1 in 20 to 1 in 100.

Benefits

The project will improve travel times and travel reliability as well as improve efficiency of freight movement.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $200 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Timetable

Construction is expected to commence in mid 2017 with completion expected late 2020.

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Project details last updated: 8/12/2016