Underwood Road Bridge open

Lendlease has completed the Underwood Road Bridge, as part of the $195.3 million Pacific Motorway upgrades in Queensland.

Early works on the project began in September 2017, which is expected to be completed mid-2020.

Federal Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said motorists were beginning to experience the benefits of the Pacific Motorway upgrade.

“This investment is about keeping Queenslanders moving. The M1 Pacific Motorway experiences some of the state’s heaviest traffic, with daily traffic volumes exceeding 148,000 vehicles and expected to grow,” Mr. Tudge said.

The Pacific Motorway Upgrade is jointly funded by the federal and state governments, with the Federal Government committing $115 million and state committing the rest.

State Member for Macalister Melissa McMahon said the next big step for the project was to remove the old Underwood bridge.

“The expansion on Underwood Road, the M1 and M3 will make it faster and safer for Logan families to get to where they need to be,” Ms. McMahon said.

Construction of the bridge created 130 jobs which is expected to improve freight efficiency and road safety.

Other sections of the Pacific Motorway Upgrades include up to five southbound lanes on the Pacific Motorway between Eight Mile Plains and Rochedale South, relocation of the existing bus entry from the Eight Mile Plains Bus Station and smart motorway technologies from Klumpp Road to Rochedale Road.

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