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Gateway Motorway - Gateway Upgrade North

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2014 - Early 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$1,077,225,000
Australian Government Contribution:$861,780,000
Local Council/Shire:Brisbane City Council
Corridor:Brisbane Urban

Project Description

The Gateway Motorway is a primary connection between the Bruce Highway, industrial/commercial precincts in northern Brisbane and the Australia TradeCoast (ATC) and export markets via Port of Brisbane and Brisbane Airport. The main features of the project are:

  • Widening of 11.3km of motorway from four to six lanes between Nudgee in the south to the Deagon Deviation in the North (Bracken Ridge).
  • Reconfiguring the Nudgee and Deagon interchanges.
  • Widening the Deagon Deviation between Depot Road and Bracken Ridge Road to provide two lanes in each direction.
  • Providing a shared use (pedestrian and cyclist) path from Nudgee to Bracken Ridge, along with some additional local active transport connections.


Benefits of this project include:

  • supporting economic growth through improving the transport network
  • improving accessibility to the ATC, Port of Brisbane and Brisbane Airport Project


The Australian Government provided a contribution of $861.78 million, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Project early works commenced in September 2014. Major construction commenced in February 2016 and was completed in March 2019. 

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Project details last updated: 19/09/2019