Upgrades are underway despite delays, on the Howard Creek Causeway on Tamborine-Oxenford Road, Wongawallan.
Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz said despite the recent bad weather, construction is progressing on the $10 million project.
“The Liberals and Nationals Federal Government is funding 80 per cent or $8 million of this upgrade, with the Queensland Government contributing the remaining $2 million.
“Local motorists, particularly those on Tamborine Mountain and in the Gold Coast hinterland, have been impacted by the poor flood immunity at this crossing for many years.
“I am pleased that the advocacy of local Liberals and Nationals, state and federal, is now seeing action on the ground to improve safety and accessibility,” Mr Buchholz said.
State Member for Scenic Rim, Jon Krause welcomed the progress and said the project was a critical investment in the local region.
“Tamborine-Oxenford Road is a key corridor for access to the Gold Coast and M1 for Scenic Rim residents, from those on Tamborine Mountain and down to Beaudesert.
“Scott Buchholz, as our federal member has continued to advocate and deliver better roads in the region.
“I want to thank the Federal Government for their investment, because without the 80 per cent funding which is the bulk of this investment, the project would still be stalled.
The upgrade is one of many current infrastructure projects across Queensland that is improving road safety, keeping communities connected and providing a boost will support our economic recovery.
“This is another local example of the Federal LNP Government delivering better roads and more investment in our region,” Mr Buchholz said.
The Howard Creek Causeway upgrade is expected to support an average of 16 direct jobs over the life of the project.
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