Mount Ommaney & Other Centenary Suburbs Finally Get the Sumners Road Upgrade

Photo credit: Tarnya Smith

After years of being stuck in traffic on Sumners Road, motorists will be glad to know that the road will now finally get an upgrade.  An LNP Government will build the Sumners Road overpass upgrade to ease traffic congestion and also help improve the traffic flow on the Centenary Motorway.

LNP’s local MP Tarnya Smith has been lobbying for this upgrade for three years and now she has reached victory. It wasn’t an easy battle.

In 2016, residents signed a petition that gained more than 3000 signatures. However, there was no allocated funding for the project then, although a Transport and Main Roads study in 2010-11 supports the idea. There is a study that says that a duplication of the overpass would help reduce traffic congestion. The overpass serves the residents of Sumner, Jamboree, Riverhills, Middle Park, and Darra.

Residents have been trying their best to avoid the overpass when going to work or school because it would take you a long time to get to where you’re going if you go by this route. A lot of Centenary residents would drive to Oxley or Darra train stations instead of taking the buses as well.