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4 March 2019

 

Logan Motorway westbound service road now open

19 February 2019

One lane of the new Logan Motorway westbound service road is now open. The service road connects the Gateway Motorway/Logan Motorway and Mount Lindesay Highway/Logan Motorway interchanges.

The opening of this service road changes the way you navigate the Gateway and Logan Motorway interchange. When on the road, please expect changes and look for signage to ensure you’re in the right lane to reach your destination.

The second lane will open in a few months time (at which time the signals that have been recently installed on Beaudesert Road southbound will be commissioned).

December 2018 construction footage

19 December 2018

 

Wembley Road bridge demolished

19 November 2018

Last weekend saw another major milestone achieved on Transurban Queensland’s Logan Enhancement Project, with the Wembley Road bridge successfully demolished, to enable ongoing works to upgrade the Logan Motorway/Wembley Road interchange.

Transurban Queensland Group Executive, Sue Johnson, said the existing Wembley Road bridge over the Logan Motorway was removed to make way for the new northbound bridge.

“Wembley Road is a vital link to and from the Logan Motorway, and with about 45,000 cars using this road every day, it cannot keep up with the growth that Logan is facing,” Ms Johnson said.

“This important project will boost capacity through the widening of Wembley Road from two to four lanes between Pagewood Street and Greenfern Drive, including replacing the existing bridge over the motorway with two new wider structures.

“Construction is about 65% completed with more than 1.8 million hours worked and about 700 people working on the project each day,” she said.

Fast facts – about the bridge that was demolished:

  • two span bridge 25m each (50m total length and min clearance of 5.2m)
  • one lane in each direction
  • one shared user path
  • 100m total of concrete bridge barrier and 50m of steel hand rail
  • two concrete abutments and one concrete headstock supported on two concrete columns
  • 12 total concrete girders (six in each bridge span).

October 2018 flyover

24 October 2018

 

Kids in construction

23 October 2018

We were thrilled to recently host four senior students from Stretton State College as part of a pilot work experience program on the project.

Over the course of the Term 2 school holidays, each student spent two to three days on-site, getting a taste of the many construction activities and associated roles it takes to deliver a major infrastructure project.

Transurban Queensland Community & Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Lindsey Wowor, said the students were enthusiastic and eager to learn about the construction industry.

“During their time with us, the students were able to speak to various members of the Transurban Queensland and CPB Contractors teams, gaining valuable insights into how to get a job in the construction industry,” Lindsey said.

“Out in the field, the students were able to see first-hand some of the construction activities underway, including concrete pours and steel fixing as part of building new bridges.

“The intention is run this work experience program again prior to major construction finishing in mid 2019,” Lindsey said.

Free-flowing Beaudesert Road underpass out of the ground

22 October 2018

One of the Logan Motorway’s congestion hotspots is another step closer to being a thing of the past as construction progresses on Transurban Queensland’s Logan Enhancement Project.

Late last week the Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Science and the Arts, Leeanne Enoch, joined the Member for Stretton, Duncan Pegg and Transurban Queensland Group Executive, Sue Johnson, to inspect construction progress on the new free-flowing Beaudesert Road southbound underpass that will take motorists onto the Logan Motorway towards Ipswich.

“It was great to be on-site today to see first-hand progress of the underpass that will improve travel time reliability and safety for motorists by removing the need to cross oncoming high-speed traffic,” Minister Enoch said.

Member for Stretton, Duncan Pegg, said motorists won’t have long to wait with the underpass opening to traffic in early 2019.

“I encourage motorists to experience a virtual sneak peak of new underpass by visiting loganenhancementproject.com.au,” Mr Pegg said.

Transurban Queensland Group Executive, Sue Johnson, said a series of important project milestones are scheduled over the coming months with construction now 60% complete, and more than 1.5 million hours worked.

“Later this month we will move traffic onto the new southbound Wembley Road bridge over the Logan Motorway so we can demolish the existing bridge before starting work to build the new northbound bridge,” Ms Johnson said.

“The demolition of this bridge will occur from 8pm Friday 2 November through to 5am Monday 5 November 2018,” she said.

“To ensure the safety of motorists and construction workers there will be major traffic changes in the area during the works. I urge customers to plan ahead, allow additional travel time or use an alternative route.”

Bridge demolition milestone

2 October 2018

The Logan Enhancement Project recently reached a major construction milestone, with the successful staged demolition of the Mount Lindesay Highway/Beaudesert Road bridges over the Logan Motorway.

The mammoth task involved demolishing four bridges over the Logan Motorway – two over the eastbound carriageway and two over the westbound carriageway – over 22 nights throughout August and September.

The four bridges were comprised of 210 concrete deck units, 400m of bridge barrier, 16 columns, six headstocks and four abutments.

Project Director, Andy Richardson, said the work required to demolish the bridges was incredibly complex and high risk, and ensuring the work could be done safely with minimal impact on customers, was paramount to the project team.

“The demolition was safely undertaken through a combination of overnight ramp and carriageway closures, with access maintained at all times via contraflow on the opposing carriageway,” Andy said.

“Every morning, at the completion of the nightshift, the road was inspected to ensure that it could be safely re-opened to the more than 50,000 vehicles that travel daily through the interchange.”

General Manager – Delivery QLD, Ian Sinclair, said the project team had also reached another significant milestone, with the opening of all the new on and off-ramps at the Logan Motorway/Wembley Road interchange.

“We now look ahead the demolition of the Wembley Road bridge over the Logan Motorway in mid-October,” Ian said.

 

Sustainability matters

11 September 2018

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Check us out

28 August 2018

More than 15 months into the job of upgrading the network – check out our progress.