The Queensland Government has put tenders out to market for the $30M Strathpine Road Diverging Diamond Interchange, expected to create 65 jobs.
Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said With a diverging diamond design, traffic will be switched to the other side of the road, eliminating the need to cross the path of oncoming cars or wait for a green light to turn right onto Gympie Arterial Road.
“We know there’s a long road ahead when it comes to COVID-19, and that’s why we’re focussed on Queensland’s plan for economic recovery – a laser-like focus on infrastructure, jobs, industry and business.”
Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said the tender process to upgrade the Strathpine Road interchange in Brisbane’s north has been brought forward to allow initial works to begin later this year.
“Major construction is set to start early next year, supporting jobs and the economy as Queensland continues to unite and recover from COVID-19,” Howarth said.
“A key benefit of this kind of interchange is that right-turning traffic does not have to give way to opposing traffic and decreases the number of traffic lights required, making the intersection both safer and more efficient.”
State Member for Sandgate Stirling Hinchliffe said it was great to see all levels of government working together to bring jobs online and bust congestion.
“Our community knows just how frustrating the overpass can be during peak times, and I’m glad the design team has listened and understood local concerns.”
This $30 million Diverging Diamond Interchange project is jointly funded by the Federal and Queensland Governments on a 50:50 basis.
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