Forde - Roads (Roads to Recovery)

In new project details released this month, 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 section 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 Mount Lindesay/Beaudesert Road corridor was an important link between many major regional centres. 

“Destinations such as Jimboomba, Beaudesert and Rathdowney are connected to Brisbane and Moorooka in the north and the New South Wales border at the southern end,” Mr. Buchholz said.  

“Many important industries operate in this region and it’s vital we get drivers and freight operators home sooner and safer by reducing travel times and vehicle operating costs on our roads.” 

Federal Member for Forde, Bert van Manen MP, said 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.” 

“This is a really important upgrade for the Logan West community, and I’m pleased to be able to deliver this additional funding to get residents home sooner and safer.” 

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. 

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