Construction begins on $298.5m Centenary Bridge Upgrade

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The $298.5m Centenary Bridge Upgrade begins construction over the Brisbane River in Jindalee, with works expected to be completed in late 2025.

The congestion busting project is jointly funded by the Albanese Federal Government and Palaszczuk State Government.

Initial works will include underground services investigations, establishment of site compounds, impact surveys and construction of a temporary jetty to enable bridge works. Following this, construction activities will ramp up.

The project will deliver:

  • A new three-lane northbound bridge.
  • Widening of the existing bridges to create three southbound lanes.
  • Upgraded active transport facilities for pedestrians and people who ride bikes, with improved connections to the Western Freeway Bikeway and local destinations, including retention of the Jindalee Skate Park.
  • Greater efficiency and travel-time reliability.

“I’m pleased to see works get underway on this congestion busting project, for our growing community,” says Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“More than 152,000 people will use these bridges by 2036 – showing just how important it is to deliver this upgrade now,” says Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“Our government will back big upgrades like this to create hundreds of jobs and supply chain opportunities for local workers and businesses,” says Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“Widening the Centenary Bridge from four to six lanes will ensure residents spend less time on the road by making it easier to get between work, home and school,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

“The Australian Government is committed to working in partnership with state, territory and local governments, including Queensland, to deliver infrastructure projects that make a real difference – getting the community home safer and sooner,” says Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King.

“This project is a game-changer that will bust congestion on the Centenary Motorway – a well-known bottleneck in Brisbane,” says Federal Member for Oxley Milton Dick.

“The bridge upgrade will get traffic moving more safely and efficiently – helping families get their kids to school faster in the mornings and allowing residents to get home safer in the evenings,” says Federal Member for Oxley Milton Dick.

“Now, we have a reliable, Queensland based contractor on the ground delivering the upgrade our community has been calling for,” says Member for Mount Ommaney Jess Pugh.

This will improve safety and efficiency for more than 85,000 vehicles using the bridge over the Brisbane River every day. 

“We are getting on with the job of delivering the infrastructure to make travel safer and easier for locals to support the rapid growth of the western suburbs,” says Transport Minister Mark Bailey.

The new bridge is due for completion in late-2025, with new traffic to switch to it while the existing bridge is upgraded, with the entire project completed in 2027.

Source: © The State of Queensland 1997–2023

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