Ipswich Motorway Upgrade Stage 1 complete

Stage 1 of the $400 million Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Rocklea to Darra has been finalised and is set to make life easier for Brisbane’s inner west.

Federal Urban Infrastructure and Cities Minister Paul Fletcher said the project had hit the ground running, with construction ramping up since starting in October last year. Stage 1 of the $400 million Ipswich Motorway Upgrade: Rocklea to Darra has been finalised and is set to make life easier for Brisbane’s inner west.

“Relief is in sight for the 85,000 motorists who use the Ipswich Motorway daily, including more than 12,000 trucks that are experiencing delays that are currently putting pressure on our freight network and increasing the risks associated with road accidents,” Mr Fletcher said.

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the upgrade would help reduce congestion and improve safety for the thousands of motorists who used the motorway every day.

“We know that Ipswich is booming, and that’s why this project is so vital,” Mr Bailey said.

“Creating an easier, quicker commute is a key concern for so many people who live in this area, and I’m proud to say we are getting closer to completing this upgrade.”

The upgrade project is equally funded by both the Federal and Queensland Governments and is expected to be completed in late 2020.

Flyover footage showing what the project will eventually look like has been released to mark the occasion.


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