The Queensland Government is calling for tenders for the detailed design of a new Centenary Bridge crossing the Brisbane River at Jindalee.
The tender will include design for a new three-lane northbound bridge – forming part of the Centenary Motorway – including geotechnical and environmental investigations, and service relocations.
Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the detailed design tender is expected to be awarded in the coming weeks and is another important step in the planning process for improvements to the motorway.
“This is a project that will bust congestion and improve traffic flow on this critical stretch of road,” Mr Bailey said.
According to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk the detailed design is a key part of the government’s $20 million allocation to fast track a business case and technical investigations for a new river crossing on the Centenary Motorway.
“The Centenary Bridge carries more than 85,000 cars a day and current traffic modelling indicates 152,000 vehicles will want to cross that bridge daily by 2036,” Ms. Palaszczuk said.
“Ultimately, this is about improving traffic flow and easing congestion on the Centenary Motorway so motorists can get home sooner.
“That planning will enable future bridge widening and additional road capacity southbound.”
Detailed design is expected to start mid-year and take about 12 months.