An Albanese Labor Government will deliver extra capacity for the Bruce Highway in Brisbane’s north, reducing travel time for locals while also improving safety.
Labor’s $200 million investment will widen the Bruce Highway to eight lanes from Dohles Rocks Road to Anzac Avenue and enable the on/off ramps at the southern end to be built.
Around 155,000 vehicles travel between the Moreton Bay Region and north Brisbane every day using the Bruce Highway, Gateway Motorway and the Gympie Arterial Road.
Over the coming decades this number is projected to increase by 50 per cent.
Even right now, locals in North Lakes, Murrumba Downs, Kallangur and Griffin battle to get onto the Bruce Highway each day. This investment from Labor will see additional lanes, eliminating the need to merge, making travel easier and safer.
Without Labor’s investment, travel times on this vital section of the Bruce Highway will blow out in the morning and afternoon peaks.
The Bruce Highway also plays a nationally significant role as a freight corridor, which means further road congestion would also have a flow-on impact to productivity.
Despite the significance of the Bruce Highway, the Morrison Government failed to announce any new construction money in the recent budget.
In contrast, Labor will get on with delivering the critical upgrades which Queenslanders need.
Only Labor can be trusted to build a better future for people living in Brisbane’s northern suburbs.
Quotes attributable to Anthony Albanese, Leader of the Australian Labor Party:
“When complete, this project will help locals across Brisbane’s north spend less time on the road and more time at home.
“This is all part of Labor’s plan to deliver a better life for working families across Australia.”
Quotes attributable to Catherine King, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development:
“Good roads are essential to our daily lives. Our Labor MPs and candidates on the northside have told me again and again how important this upgrade is.
“Only an Albanese Labor Government will partner with the Queensland Government to get it done.”