AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT HITS THE ROAD WITH EXTRA FUNDING FOR MOUNT LINDESAY HIGHWAY
In new project details released today, Queensland’s Mount Lindesay Highway will be upgraded from two to four lanes between Stoney Camp Road and Chambers Flat Road.
The two-lane upgrade follows an extra $7.5 million injected into the project by the Morrison Government.
The overall $75 million upgrade will also deliver safety improvements along this secton of the Mount Lindesay Highway and construction of a new north-bound bridge over Norris Creek.
Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the additional funding meant the project would deliver a significant benefit for local motorists.
“This is a targeted infrastructure investment to ease congestion along this critical south-east Queensland arterial,” Mr Tudge said.
“At the same time we’re injecting much needed funds into the Queensland economy and creating jobs for hard-working Australians.”
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport and Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the Australian Government was delivering a more reliable road network for commuters and freight by addressing local bottlenecks.
“Residents in rapidly growing communities such as Jimboomba, Cedar Grove, Beaudesert and down to Rathdowney are connected to Brisbane in the north and the New South Wales border at the southern end, by this important road link,” Mr Buchholz said.
“Many important industries operate in our region and it’s vital we get drivers home sooner and safer by reducing travel times and improve freight productivity on our roads.”
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP the Australian Government was delivering a more reliable road network for commuters and freight by addressing local bottlenecks.
“Specifically, the upgrades are expected to include increasing the highway to four lanes, as well as safety improvements and construction of a new north-bound bridge over Norris Creek,” Mr van Manen said.
“The project will improve safety and deliver shorter and more reliable travel times along this vital commuter and freight corridor.”
”The upgrades are critical to supporting growing communities in Logan West.”
The Mount Lindesay Highway was recently designated by the Australian Government on the National Land Transport Network. The $75 million Mount Lindesay Highway: Stoney Camp Road to Chambers Flat Road project is funded on a 50:50 basis with the Queensland Government.
Minister Tudge – Michael Bennett 0434 782 923
Mr Buchholz – Scott O’Connell 0413 424 384
Mr van Manen – Electorate Office (07) 3807 6340