Australia’s Ipswich Motorway gets a US$300 million upgrade
Brisbane-based Bielby Hull Albem Joint Venture was awarded a US$ 300m (A$400m) contract for the Ipswich Motorway Upgrade from Rocklea to Darra.
This major infrastructure project will upgrade the Ipswich Motorway and include:
- From four to six lanes along a 3-kilometre stretch between Rocklea and Oxley.
- Construct higher bridges over Oxley Creek and seven new bridges.
- A new southern service road connection from the Rocklea industrial precinct to the Oxley commercial and retail areas.
- A new northern service road connection over Oxley Creek floodplain.
- New traffic signals at the Suscatand Street intersection.
According to the Queensland Premier- Annastacia Palaszczuk, “The Ipswich Motorway is currently a major source of frustration for more than 85,000 motorists who use this section of the motorway daily, including up to 12,000 trucks. This project will improve safety and travel times for all motorists going through the Rocklea to Darra section of the motorway as well as support up to 470 direct jobs for local businesses and workers”.
The Contractor will now commence the detailed design of the upgrade and begin works later in 2017 with completion expected by 2020.