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Roadworks set to commence
Photo: Transurban Queensland Project Director, Andrew Baker
Motorists are being encouraged to watch out for changed traffic conditions on the Logan Motorway and Gateway Extension Motorway, as roadworks get underway as part of Transurban Queensland’s $512 million Logan Enhancement Project.
Transurban Queensland Group General Manager, Wes Ballantine, said the first thing motorists will notice is the installation of approximately sixteen kilometres of temporary roadside barriers along the motorways.
“The safety of workers and people that travel past our work sites is Transurban Queensland’s top priority,” Mr Ballantine said.
“From mid-September, barriers will be placed along the majority of the project corridor, which will allow vital construction activities to be safely undertaken off motorway running lanes.
“Once the barriers are installed, roadwork speed limits will apply – along the motorways the speed limit will be reduced to 80km/h, with all lanes on the motorways to remain open during peak periods.
Further speed reductions will be in-place for the safety of workers and drivers during off peak periods such as during night works and on weekends.
“Other safety measures to be used during construction include variable message signs to provide advanced notice to drivers about changed traffic conditions.”
Transurban Queensland Project Director, Andrew Baker, was on-hand today to inspect the temporary roadside barriers in preparation for their installation.
“The Logan Enhancement Project involves widening sections of the Logan and Gateway Extension motorways, improving key congestion hot spots (Mt Lindesay Highway/Beaudesert Road/Logan Motorway interchange and the Wembley Road/Logan Motorway interchange) and constructing new south-facing ramps at Compton Road,” Mr Baker said.
“The project will deliver significant benefits to the region, including reduced travel times, improved safety and the creation of 1300 jobs during construction.
“The community can find out more about the project and upcoming traffic changes and roadworks by dropping into the Visitor Information Centre, which was recently opened.
“The Visitor Information Centre is located at Unit 10/50-56 Kellar Street, Berrinba,” Mr Baker said.