Monday, June 17, 2024

200,000-hour milestone for Moggill Road upgrade

Brisbane City Council’s $183 million Moggill Road Upgrade Project has clocked up a major milestone with workers completing 200,000 hours on the job.

Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner said the congestion-busting upgrade will improve safety while creating jobs and supporting local suppliers.

“Moggill Road is one Brisbane’s busiest corridors with a history of traffic incidents over recent years,” he said.

“Our Council is serious about tackling congestion and ensuring residents get home sooner and safer and this project is a great example.

“The Moggill Road Upgrade Project doesn’t just upgrade the existing roundabout, it removes it altogether.”

Motorists will instead be able to use a new overpass that will take busy Coonan Street over Moggill Road as well as a suite of other improvements that will improve safety and reduce congestion, the Lord Mayor said.

“This intersection is operating above capacity at peak times, with about 55,000 vehicles travelling through the roundabout each day.”

“We heard loud and clear from residents during the consultation process, with 82 per cent of feedback supporting an overpass as the best option and that’s exactly what we’re delivering.”

Lord Mayor Schrinner said the significant project, which is jointly funded by the Federal Government, is delivering local jobs.

“More than 500 people have worked on this project, from transport and traffic engineers to our diggers, concreters and tradies,” he said. 

“This project is supporting locals with more than 75% of materials and 95% of manufacturing being done right here in south east Queensland.”

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the upgrade had been designed to cater for future population growth as well as public and active transport.

“Safety is our top priority, and these upgrades include shared pedestrian and cycle paths to improve connectivity and make active travel a convenient choice,” he said.

Construction works are expected to be completed in early 2024.

The next stage of the Moggill Road Corridor Upgrade Project will include a range of traffic flow improvements further along Moggill Road, including indented bus stops.  

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