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Construction complete

23 August 2019

Logan Motorway upgrade complete

 Transurban Queensland’s $512 million Logan Enhancement Project is complete, with the final piece of the puzzle falling into place last night – the opening of the new on and off-ramps on the Gateway Motorway at Compton Road.

Transurban Queensland Group Executive, Sue Johnson, said the Logan Enhancement Project responded to a clear call for action.

“This significant motorway upgrade was needed to maintain freight productivity and to get people where they want to go safely and quickly,” Ms Johnson said.

“Over the course of two years of major construction, 10,000 people worked more than 3 million hours to build 15km of new lanes and unlock two of the south east’s busiest motorway interchanges.

“We are also very proud of the significant improvements we have to made to fauna connectivity in the area – this includes building a new wildlife bridge on Illaweena Street to get animals out of the way of cars.

“The project, which was fully financed and delivered by Transurban Queensland, is a great example of the State Government working with the private sector to deliver benefits for the community,” Ms Johnson said.

Project Director, Andy Richardson, said the upgrade to the Logan and Gateway Extension motorways had made it the quicker, safer choice for the 170,000 motorists that use them each day.

“Thanks to the project, motorists are now getting 20 minutes back in their day by taking the Logan Motorway,” Mr Richardson said.

“With the roadworks now complete, speed limits are back to 100km/hr – there’s never been a better time to take the Logan Motorway.”

Jim Pearson Brisbane Manager, Brent Krause, said the Logan Enhancement Project had addressed a number of issues for the business.

“The most significant benefit has been generated from the new westbound underpass from Beaudesert Road to the Logan Motorway – the result is a credit to Transurban who completed the project without impact on our business,” Mr Krause said.

Logan Enhancement Project – fast facts:

  • More than 3 million hours worked
  • 2 years of major construction
  • 10,000 people inducted to site
  • 70,000 cubic metres of concrete poured
  • 454,000 tonnes of asphalt placed
  • 10,000 tonnes of steel used
  • 193 bridge girders / beams installed
  • 400 bridge deck units installed
  • 5000 trees planted
  • 500, 000 community notifications delivered.

Logan Motorway upgrade officially opened

19 August 2019

Transurban Queensland’s $512 million Logan Enhancement Project will be completed within a week, with the newly upgraded sections of the Logan and Gateway Extension motorways officially opened today.

Transurban Queensland Group Executive, Sue Johnson, said the Logan Enhancement Project responded to a clear call for action.

“This significant motorway upgrade was needed to maintain freight productivity and to get people where they want to go safely and quickly,” Ms Johnson said.

“The project has provided 15km of new lanes and unlocked two of the south east’s busiest motorway interchanges.

“The project, which was fully financed and delivered by Transurban Queensland, is a great example of the State Government working with industry to deliver benefits for the community,” Ms Johnson said.

Project Director, Andy Richardson, said the upgrade to the Logan and Gateway Extension motorways had made it the quicker, safer choice for the 170,000 motorists that use them each day.

“Thanks to the project, motorists are now getting 20 minutes back in their day by taking the Logan Motorway,” Mr Richardson said.

“With the roadworks set to be completed within a week, speed limits will return to 100km/hr – there’s never been a better time to take the Logan Motorway.”

Logan Enhancement Project – fast facts:

  • More than 3 million hours worked
  • 2 years of major construction
  • 10,000 people inducted to site
  • 70,000 cubic metres of concrete poured
  • 454,000 tonnes of asphalt placed
  • 10,000 tonnes of steel used
  • 193 bridge girders / beams installed
  • 400 bridge deck units installed
  • 5000 trees planted
  • 500, 000 community notifications delivered.

August construction footage

6 August 2019

 

June construction footage

18 June 2019

 

World Environment Day

4 June 2019

 

Plan ahead

30 April 2019

We are getting on with the job of upgrading your motorways. From **10pm Saturday 18 May to 3am Sunday 19 May, the Logan Motorway between the Gateway Motorway and Wembley Road will be temporarily closed in both directions so a 63m single-span gantry can be installed over the motorway.

This temporary closure will involve multiple ramp (with detours) and lane closures on the night***. Please observe changed speed limits, detour signage, and traffic conditions. We appreciate your patience during these important works. If travelling through the area on the night, please plan ahead and expect delays.

The traffic alert is available here.

Associated closures:

  • Logan Motorway westbound on-ramp from Anderson Street
  • Gateway southbound to Logan Motorway eastbound off-ramp
  • Logan Motorway eastbound on-ramp from Mt Lindesay Highway northbound and Beaudesert Road southbound

Please note that access to Brisbane Airport via the Gateway Motorway, Mt Lindesay Highway northbound and Beaudesert Road southbound, will not be affected during this work.

**If delayed due to construction or weather, works will be undertaken the following weekend. Please check the project web site: www.loganenhancementproject.com.au

***Heavy vehicles will be able to use Browns Plains Road during detours.

Construction 90% complete

16 April 2019

Check out the latest project update, as featured on Channel 9 last week.

 

Forest Lake Men’s Shed

1 April 2019

Transurban Queensland partners with Forest Lake Men’s Shed

Work is now underway on an upgrade to the Forest Lake Men’s Shed, thanks to a $25,000 partnership with Transurban Queensland’s Logan Enhancement Project.

Transurban Queensland Group Executive, Sue Johnson, said the partnership was part of the project’s commitment to giving back to the community.

“We’re investing half a billion dollars into the upgrade of the Logan and Gateway motorways to improve safety and travel times for motorists,” Ms Johnson said.

“We also want to ensure that beyond the improvements we’re making to the roads, we are leaving a positive lasting legacy in the community.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the Forest Lake Men’s Shed as not only do they provide a much needed space for men to gather and openly discuss important topics like mental health, but they give back to their community by supporting local groups in need,” Ms Johnson said.

Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch said it was wonderful that the Forest Lake Men’s Shed has been able to expand.

“The Men’s Shed does amazing things in the community, and I know how enthusiastic their members, and President Steve Bruford, have been to get one established in Forest Lake,” she said.

“Since they first set up, they have outgrown their existing facility so it’s great Transurban Queensland have been able to contribute to this expansion in addition to the work they are already doing in our community upgrading the Logan Motorway and Mount Lindesay Highway Interchange.”

Brisbane City Councillor, Charles Strunk, said the upgrade would include a new insulated shed with bathroom and kitchen amenities.

“The new facility will provide members with space to enjoy arts, crafts, computer lessons and an area to simply chat and relax,” Councillor Strunk said.

Federal Member for Oxley Milton Dick MP congratulated Transurban and the Forest Lake Men’s Shed on the partnership.

“The Forest Lake Men’s Shed continues to go from strength to strength and it’s great to see Transurban playing a key role to expanding the facility,” Mr Dick said

Australia’s Men’s Shed support local men aged 18 onwards with almost 1000 sheds Australia wide, promoting the importance of men’s well-being and health.

The Logan Enhancement Project is motoring towards completion, with construction 85% completed.

 

Construction progress – March 2019

25 March 2019

The drone was up again in early March capturing the latest construction footage.

 

Upcoming major traffic changes

15 March 2019

We have a number of traffic changes coming up on the project (see below). When on the road please follow the signs and drive to the conditions.

Major traffic changes:

  • NOW OPEN opening of the new Logan Motorway westbound off-ramp to the Gateway Motorway northbound (note the new exit point is 200m to the east of the current exit point) – traffic alert
  • NOW OPEN: opening of the new Mount Lindesay Highway / Beaudesert Road bridge over the Logan Motorway – traffic alert
  • NOW OPEN: opening of the new Logan Motorway westbound off-ramp to Beaudesert Road northbound – traffic alert.

Thank you for your patience.