The Centenary Bridge Upgrade is now a step closer with the awarding of the construction contract in late December 2022. Once delivered, the upgrade will improve safety, increase capacity, reduce peak hour congestion and less travel time between the CBD and western suburbs, between local destinations, and along the Centenary Motorway.
The contract was awarded to Georgiou Group and BMD Constructions, as a joint venture, Premier and Minister for the Olympics and Paralympics, and Member for Inala Annastacia Palaszczuk announced last 27 December 2022.
“This upgrade will see a new three lane Centenary Bridge built in Jindalee, as well as an upgrade of the existing bridge, meaning you’ll get home safer and sooner,” the Premier said.
“More than 85,000 cars use this bridge daily, and that number will increase.
“This is an important step towards busting congestion through our growing region.”
State Member for Mount Ommaney Jess Pugh said that previous tender submissions “came in low, and another even promised to build two new bridges with the funding.” He added that both of the proposed options had been thoroughly explored.
“After consideration, we saw that these tender submissions could not deliver on what was promised. I’m pleased we can now move forward with a reliable, Queensland based joint venture, with over 40 years experience,” he said.
“The project will double capacity across the river, as well as improve access to Amazon Place Park while preserving the much-loved Jindalee Skate Park.
“We know how important it is to include safe options for cyclists and footpath users, especially those who travel on two wheels, in a wheelchair, mobility device, or pushing a pram.”
The Centenary Bridge accommodates more than 85,000 vehicles a day. Current traffic modelling shows that the volume of vehicles crossing the bridge will swell to around 152,000 per day by 2036.
The Centenary Bridge Upgrade in Jindalee will include a new 3-lane northbound bridge and the rehabilitation of the existing bridges to create three southbound lanes along with an upgrade of active transport facilities with improved connection to the Western Freeway Bikeway and local destinations and the retention of the Jindalee Skate Park.
The Federal and Queensland Governments are jointly funding this $298.5 million project.