Easing Traffic Congestion On Centenary Motorway: $16 Million Announced For A Detailed Business Case

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A plan to help ease the infamous traffic on the Centenary Motorway is finally coming together. Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey recently announced the allocation of an additional $16 million for a detailed business case on top of the $4 million budget that has already been earmarked for the project.

The State Government is planning for a second bridge to be built across the Brisbane River in Jindalee. This will help ease congestion and will allow for three lanes on the stretch of the highway. The project will also include bikeway upgrades and a longer merging lane.

The government’s action to ease congestion on the highway comes amidst widespread public clamor that the traffic situation has become untenable and will only likely get worse as the population in the area grows.

The project’s business case is expected to be finished by mid-2019. After this, the government will allocate capital funding for the project.

Last year, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that the government will spend $65 million to upgrade the highway. She said that her government is committed to fixing the traffic congestion.

Read: Centenary Highway To Get $65-Million Upgrade Within 12 Months
Read: Centenary Motorway Registers Slowest Traffic In The City

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