Brisbane City Council’s $28 million Green Camp Road upgrade has reached a major milestone, with motorists now able to drive along the newly constructed road corridor for the first time.
Deputy Mayor Adrian Schrinner said works continued to progress to widen the road corridor to get road users home quicker and safer.
“Council’s Green Camp Road upgrade is part of a $2 billion investment to deliver 1,000 road projects across the city and motorists will now be able to experience immediate benefits with traffic switched to the new roadway,” Cr Schrinner said.
“Once complete, the Green Camp Road upgrade will boost safety and capacity with the corridor widened to four lanes as well as major upgrades to the Green Camp and Tilley Road intersection as well as the Green Camp and Rickertt Road intersection.
Local Councillor Ryan Murphy said Green Camp Road was already used by 30,000 vehicles a day and the upgrade would see peak travel times halved by 2021.
“Green Camp Road is already exceeding capacity during peak periods and is a known safety blackspot, with 57 crashes recorded over a seven-year period,” Cr Murphy said.
“Council is committed to tackling traffic congestion and this upgrade will ensure Green Camp Road is future-proofed for future generations.
“The project will also deliver major benefits for cyclists, 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.
A temporary closure of Tilley Road at the Green Camp Road intersection is currently in place and will remain closed until early-2019 as works progress.
For more information about the Green Camp Road corridor upgrade, or for more information about construction traffic arrangements, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au or call Council on 3403 8888.