The Logan Enhancement Project is an integrated transport solution that will unlock the economic potential of the Logan region as well as the business/freight hubs in Brisbane’s west and north.
It will deliver a safer and more efficient motorway network by relieving local traffic congestion, reducing travel times, and enhancing connectivity with other major road networks.
The project will support 1300 direct jobs during construction and generate around approximately $1bn in economic benefits for Queenslanders over 30 years.
No Queensland Government funds are required for construction of the project, freeing up government investment for other infrastructure projects.
The project will deliver benefits to the economy, community, industry and environment, including:
- enhanced safety – up-to 59% reduction in accidents as a result of the project due to less merging/weaving and stop-starting
- travel time savings – the increased capacity in the road network provides shorter journey times and increased speeds in the network – up-to 90% reduction in travel times as a result of the project
- vehicle operating cost savings – less stop-start driving meaning lower fuel consumption and improved fleet productivity
- reliability – more consistent journey times meaning motorists do not have to factor in ‘buffer time’ to their journeys
- enhanced connectivity – new optional south-facing ramps will connect more motorists with the network, and reduce rat-running on Compton and Beaudesert roads
- future proofing – the project will address current congestion and accommodate forecast traffic growth from arising from evolving residential and business corridors.