Brisbane City Council’s upgrade of the Green Camp Road corridor is one step closer, with the appointment of a contractor to undertake the congestion-busting project.
Infrastructure Chairman Amanda Cooper said the $28 million upgrade project, which was jointly funded with the Australian Government, would tackle traffic congestion and cater for future growth.
“The Green Camp Road upgrade is one of 90 road upgrades that Council is undertaking as part of a $1.3 billion investment into our road network, designed to get people home quicker and safer,” Cr Cooper said.
“The project will provide capacity-building upgrades to two major intersections at Rickertt Road and Tilley Road, as well as additional lanes, with a minimum of two lanes in each direction, and three lanes northbound through the Tilley Road intersection.”
Chandler Ward Councillor Adrian Schrinner said that Council had appointed Georgiou Group to undertake the $28 million project.
“Following a competitive tender process, Council has appointed the Georgiou Group to undertake the project, with plans to start construction in coming months,” Cr Schrinner said.
“By mid-2019, commuters will benefit from travel time savings of up to 50 percent in the morning and 35 percent in the afternoon.”
Doboy Ward Councillor Ryan Murphy said the project would address serious safety concerns along the stretch, and was predicted to reduce crash risks through the area by more than half.
“This corridor is known as a safety blackspot, with 46 traffic incidents requiring medical assistance over a seven-year period,” Cr Murphy said.
“The project will also deliver major cycling safety benefits, with new on-road bike lanes along Green Camp Road and Rickertt Road.”
Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the project would mean a safer trip and would ease congestion, at well-known choke points.
“I’m looking forward to working productively with each level of government to deliver more vital infrastructure projects like this one for our area,” Mr Vasta said.
Federal Member for Bowman Andrew Laming said the collaboration between Brisbane City Council and the Australian Government would deliver huge benefits for residents.
“I’m delighted this high-quality project to expand Green Camp Road to four lanes is being delivered as promised to Brisbane City Council and Redland City residents,” Mr Laming said.
For more information about the Green Camp Road corridor upgrade, or for information about construction traffic arrangements, visit brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on 3403 8888.