Tenders for Design of Second Centenary Bridge Sought

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Tenders for the detailed design for the second Centenary Bridge at Jindalee are now being sought, the Queensland Government announced.

The design should aim to improve traffic flow and ease congestion on the Centenary Motorway. The project, once underway, will also provide jobs through building the needed infrastructure, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. More than 85,000 cars use the Centenary Bridge daily and numbers are projected to move up to 152,000 by 2036.

Expected to be awarded in the coming weeks, the design tender will include details for a new three-lane northbound bridge, as well as the geotechnical and environmental investigations, and service relocations.

“Detailed design is expected to start mid-year and take about 12 months,” Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said.

The detailed design is part of the $20 million government allocation meant to fast track a business case and technical investigations for a new river crossing on the Centenary Motorway.

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Key upgrades for the area are also making progress, such as the design of the Sumners Road interchange which is expected to have the tender for its construction awarded soon, according to Member for Mt Ommaney – Jess Pugh.

“Residents who travel on the Centenary Motorway know how congested it can get near the bridge and further south at the Sumners Road interchange,” Ms Pugh said.

“These projects will make a real difference for people who travel through western Brisbane because it will ultimately mean less time spent in the car, and more time spent doing what they enjoy.”

Later this year, the community will be given the opportunity to provide feedback on the design for a new Centenary Bridge.