Motorway to widen

A major arterial motorway in Brisbane will be widened to ease congestion

Public transport users and motorists will benefit from the widening of a major arterial motorway in Brisbane.

Construction is starting on the widening of Mt Gravatt–Capalaba Road across the Gateway Motorway, including improvements to ramps for drivers entering and exiting the highway.

The Australian and Queensland Governments are jointly funding the projects, investing $70 million each into the upgrades. 

Assistant Minister for Public Transport Steve Minnikin says the project will provide a safer and more efficient connection to and from the Gateway Motorway - benefiting more than 35,000 motorists who travel on this stretch every day.

 "I am looking forward to the completion of the project so we can keep Brisbane moving," he says.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss says the project continues the Australian Government’s commitment to removing congestion and improving efficiency on roads.

 "Not only will the widening of Mt Gravatt–Capalaba Road mean motorists get to their destinations more quickly, they will get there safely," he says.

"We’ve just completed the extension of the Gateway Motorway South on-ramp to the Pacific Highway, and this widening continues our commitment to increase efficiencies for road users."

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