Funding for Gateway Motorway welcomed: RACQ

The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed a $200 million commitment from the State Government to build the next stage of the Gateway Motorway upgrade on Brisbane’s north, which would bust congestion in the booming region.

RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the funding commitment would complement the existing contribution of $800 million from the Federal Government.

“The second stage will see the Gateway Motorway upgraded between Bracken Ridge and the Bruce Highway and will be a gamechanger to relieve congestion. We’re pleased to see moves to get the detailed business case underway and funding towards delivering the project,” Dr Michael said.

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“This important project will flow on from the recently completed work done as part of Stage One of the upgrade between Nudgee and the Deagon Deviation.

“RACQ has long campaigned for real action on the Gateway Motorway bottlenecks, so we’re please both the State and Federal Governments are working together to bring relief to motorists.”

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey announced the Palaszczuk Government would commit $200 million to this project as part of their overall $23 billion, four-year roads and transport program for Queensland.

“This is a job-creating, congestion-tackling budget that will build the next stage of the Gateway Motorway in Brisbane’s north,” Mr Bailey said.

More information on the Gateway Upgrade North could be found here.