Sep 20, 2011

Upgrade on Brisbane Urban Corridor complete

The 43,000 motorists who use Granard Road each day are now enjoying a smoother drive thanks to the completion of a $10 million upgrade.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese, said the finished project was a great example of the success of the Nation Building Program.

“With the upgrade now complete, motorists will have an easier trip through the Brisbane Urban Corridor, with less congestion and less stopping and starting.

“The upgrade will mean fewer accidents and a safer journey for pedestrians and motorists.

“The Beatty and Balham Intersections are part of the Brisbane Urban Corridor, a key route which provides a link between the Gateway and Ipswich motorways.

“After starting in May this year the project has been delivered on time and within budget.

“Some minor works are still underway adjacent to Beatty Road South, but these will not affect the road itself.”

Acting Queensland Minister for Main Roads Stirling Hinchliffe said the project has improved the road’s durability

“Boosting the strength of the road means less maintenance work will be needed in the future, and that means fewer traffic interruptions,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“The newly extended right-turn into Beatty Road south will also improve the safety of motorists through increased lane capacity and reduced queuing at this busy intersection.”

The Australian Government funded the entire $10 million cost of the Beatty and Balham Intersections upgrade as part of its $8.5 billion investment in Queensland’s land transport infrastructure, an investment which supports local jobs and local businesses.