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Funding released for Linkfield Road Overpass upgrade

The Queensland Government has released funding for early works on the State and Federal funded $176 million Linkfield Road Overpass, just north of Brisbane.

The Queensland Government has released funding for early works on the State and Federal funded $176 million Linkfield Road Overpass project, just north of Brisbane.

The funding announcement will allow the Department of Transport and Main Roads to begin onsite activities in the coming months. Early works will focus on public utility plant relocations, including approximately 350 metres of existing gas main.

Linkfield Road is a state-controlled arterial road that runs between Brendale and Fitzgibbon in North Brisbane. The overpass connects commuters and freight vehicles to several areas of South East Queensland via the Bruce Highway (these works also form part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program).

The jointly funded project is being supported by the State and Federal governments, with both committing $50.5 million and $125.5 million respectively.


 

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Overall, the Federal Government is investing more than $10 billion in the Bruce Highway including an additional $467 million committed in the recent Budget.

Federal Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Senator for Queensland Anthony Chisholm said the collaboration between both State and Federal governments would help to deliver an important project to aid transport throughout the region.

“The Bruce Highway isn’t just a major commuter route, it’s also a vital freight link, and as more people choose to call Brisbane’s northern suburbs home, traffic will inevitably increase,” Chisholm said.

“Collaboration is the key to keeping up with this demand, and the Australian Government is proud to partner with the Queensland Government to deliver this crucial road project.”

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