The Queensland Government has awarded the design contract for the $65 million ‘congestion-busting’ Sumners Road upgrade in Brisbane’s west.
Arup Consultancy will deliver the design for the interchange upgrade project, which includes a second bridge over the Centenary Motorway and signalised intersections to replace roundabouts.
Dedicated crossing facilities and on-road cycle lanes will also be built to link to surrounding bikeways.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said because Sumners Road interchange was the closest city-bound interchange to the Ipswich Motorway intersection, easing congestion for commuters there was a priority.
“These works will also reduce bus connection times to Darra train station for commuters as well as improving cycle paths for the thousands of people who use the Centenary Bikeway,” Mr. Bailey said.
Early works are expected to start in late 2018.