Bridge duplication needed to beat congestion: RACQ

RACQ has called for greater funding in this year’s Stage Budget to accelerate the delivery of the duplication of the Centenary Highway Bridge.

Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the closure of the Centenary Highway for almost two days to repair a burst sewer main highlighted the need for a more reliable connection in the western suburbs.

“Design works are underway to widen the bridge from four lanes to eight lanes, but we are calling on the State Government to commit to funding and completing this critical piece of infrastructure,” Dr Michael said.

“The emergency road works that had to be completed on Friday and Saturday caused significant congestion all throughout the western suburbs, demonstrating how important this link is.”

Dr Michael said the Centenary Highway was already congested on a good day and as more people moved into the area the problem was becoming worse.

“It takes a long time to build bridges and roads and we need to ensure we are working now to meet that future growth.”