Tuesday, April 23, 2024

EOI called to update Ipswich Motorway masterplan

QLD

Expressions of interest have opened to update the Ipswich Motorway masterplan and develop a business case to upgrade the Oxley Interchange, the Queensland Government has announced.

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, said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“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,” the Premier said.

“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.”

Planning is expected to be complete in mid-2024.

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 April 2021.

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

“We’re delivering better roads and services right across the state, helping Queenslanders spend less time behind the wheel and more enjoying our great lifestyle.”

For more information, call 3066 4338 or email metropolitanregion@tmr.qld.gov.au.

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