Expression of interest opens to update Ipswich Motorway

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Calls for expression of interest to upgrade the Ipswich Motorway masterplan and develop a business case to upgrade the Oxley Interchange.

An updated masterplan for the remaining three-kilometre section of the Ipswich Motorway between Oxley and Darra, along with a business case for the first package to upgrade the Oxley Interchange, will assist in delivering safer and more reliable travel times.

“The Ipswich Motorway is an important connecting road for many South East Queenslanders, and we want to make sure it continues to function as our population grows,” says Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. 

“The updated masterplan for the final stretch, which will build on previous plans, will aim to make the motorway easier for motorists in the corridor between Oxley and Darra,” says Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. 

Planning is expected to be complete in mid-2024.

“Getting on with this planning is another example of the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s commitment to improving transport in Queensland,” says Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey. 

“We’re delivering better roads and services across the state, helping Queenslanders spend less time behind the wheel and more enjoying our great lifestyle,” says Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey. 

“When complete, these upgrades will make the Ipswich Motorway much easier and safer to use, and I’m looking forward to seeing it progress further,” says Speaker of the House of Representatives and Federal Member for Oxley Milton Dick. 

“The first stage of these Ipswich Motorway upgrades were delivered in April 2021, so it’s great to see we’re moving forward with the next three-kilometre section,” says Speaker of the House of Representatives and Federal Member for Oxley Milton Dick. 

“The masterplan comes as part of the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s almost $3.9 billion, four-year road and transport plan for Greater Brisbane, supporting 3,280 good, secure jobs,” says State Member for Mount Ommaney Jess Pugh. 

“In 2021, we completed the $80 million Sumners Road Interchange upgrade on the Centenary Motorway, and this year, work is starting on the $298 million Centenary Bridge duplication,” says State Member for Mount Ommaney Jess Pugh. 

The $25 million planning phase is joint-funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments on a 50:50 basis.

The $400 million Ipswich Motorway Upgrade – Rocklea to Darra (Stage 1 Granard Road to Oxley Road) opened in April 2021.

For more information, call 3066 4338 or email [email protected].

Source: © The State of Queensland 2022

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