Nobody will be shocked to hear another candidate for election speaking about North facing ramps at Murrumba Downs / Griffin interchange with the Bruce Highway.
 
Significant population growth in Brisbane and the Moreton Bay Region is increasing travel demand on the Gateway Motorway, the Bruce Highway and Gympie Arterial Road. Traffic levels on this already congested road corridor are expected to increase by 50 per cent by 2041.
 
The Australian Government and the Queensland Government have already committed a total of $2.1 billion for upgrades to the Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway. Thank you to both levels of government for advancing this that far.
 
So why no ramps yet then?
 
The State Government is currently working with “ an integrated planning approach to plan for optimum network solutions and staging that will be determined to ensure whole-of-network benefits to this area. “
 
Basically, they can’t upgrade the ramps onto a Highway that is already congested and doesn’t have the capacity to have more traffic movement at that point. Unfortunately, this makes sense for now.
 
Once Moreton Bay Regional Council has advanced the North South Urban Arterial on the Eastern side of the Highway.
 
Division 7 needs a strong voice in Council to play their part in all of the consultation to ensure the best outcomes are achieved for the overall transport network and the community.
 
The planning currently encompass:
 
+ upgrading the Gateway Motorway (Bracken Ridge to Pine River)
 
+ upgrading the Bruce Highway (Gateway Motorway to Dohles Rocks Road)
 
+ upgrading the Gympie Arterial Road (Strathpine Road to Gateway Motorway)
 
+ delivering the north-facing ramps (northern connections) at Dohles Rocks Road interchange to the Bruce Highway
 
+ a new road along the North South Urban Arterial (NSUA) corridor between Dohles Rocks Road and Anzac Avenue.*
 
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