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Motorists will soon receive welcome relief at the notorious Wembley Road choke point with the first of new ramps for Transurban Queensland’s $512 million Logan Enhancement Project expected to open later this month.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey inspected the finishing touches to westbound off-ramp to Wembley Road at the upgraded Logan Motorway and Wembley Road interchange this week before its opens to traffic.
“The Logan Enhancement Project will improve safety and deliver faster travel times for motorists using this important interchange,” Mr Bailey said.
State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Cameron Dick said the project would support economic development in the region, including its growing freight and logistics industries.
“The Logan Enhancement Project will deliver economic benefits of around $1 billion over 30 years which will flow through to the wider south east Queensland community, including the 1,300 jobs supported over the life of the works,” Mr Dick said.
Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch said the new ramps would be longer and dual lane, better suiting the heavy vehicles entering and exiting the motorway from Berrinba’s growing freight and logistics industry.
“11,000 vehicles use the eastbound and westbound ramps every day to access Wembley Road and the existing ramps and bridge can no longer handle daily traffic demands,” Ms Enoch said.
“The new ramps will relieve pressure on Wembley Road, with the new Logan Motorway westbound on and off-ramps connecting to the upgraded Anderson Street.”
Member for Logan, Linus Power said a new, two-lane, southbound Wembley Road Bridge over the Logan Motorway was expected to open to traffic in October, with the existing bridge to be demolished soon after.
“Work can then start on the new two-lane northbound bridge to provide four-lanes for Wembley Road over the Logan Motorway,” Mr Power said.
Transurban Queensland Group Executive Sue Johnson thanked motorists for their patience during construction.
“It’s more than a year since we broke ground on the project and we are about a third of the way there,” Ms Johnson said.
“It’s fantastic to see construction progressing and the benefits of the project starting to be realised for our customers.”
Construction is scheduled for completion in mid-2019.
For more information about these works and the Logan Enhancement Project, please visit www.loganenhancementproject.com.au or at www.facebook.com/LoganEP.