The Queensland Government is fast-tracking design for a second Centenary Bridge after committing an additional $16 million to support planning and early construction of the project at Jindalee in Brisbane’s south west.
The state government put $4 million towards planning the bridge late last year and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the increased funding will help start geotechnical and hydraulic investigations to complete design work.
“Ultimately, this is about improving traffic flow and easing congestion on the Centenary Motorway so motorists can get home sooner,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“Design also be aimed at future-proofing, to enable further bridge widening and additional road capacity Southbound.”
The proposed bridge will provide three new northbound lanes beside the existing bridge.
The Queensland Government said a completion date for the work will be finalised once design work is finished.