Government says Centenary Highway upgrade will ease congestion

By: Jason Whittaker


Transport operators may benefit from upgrades to the Centenary Highway with Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt saying the project will

Transport operators may benefit from upgrades to the Centenary Highway with Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt saying the project will boost traffic movement through the area.

The Queensland Government will soon begin work on the Centenary Highway as part of the Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor project.

The project, which is part of a joint road and rail initiative, will continue duplication of the Centenary Highway from the new four-lane motorway link under the Boundary Road overpass initially to the Logan Motorway interchange and then in later stages through to Springfield.

"Duplication of the Centenary Highway to Logan Motorway will help ease congestion in this western corridor and dovetail with planned improvements to interlinking road networks," Pitt says.

Minister for Transport John Mickel says duplication of the Centenary Highway to the Logan Motorway will begin in May and be operational by 2011.

"The rest of the project, which involves…duplication of the road through to Springfield, is planned for completion by 2015," Mickel says.

The project is to be completed by Horizon Alliance and Queensland Rail.

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