Works underway on new Centenary Bridge

  • Work begins on $298.5 million Centenary Bridge Upgrade
  • Delivering a new three-lane bridge over the Brisbane River at Jindalee
  • Supporting 240 good local jobs

Today the first sod on a new Centenary Bridge at Jindalee has been turned, marking the start of works at the site.

The congestion busting project is jointly funded by the Albanese Federal Government and Palaszczuk State Government.

Initial works will include underground services investigations, establishment of site compounds, impact surveys and construction of a temporary jetty to enable bridge works. Following this, construction activities will ramp up.

The project will deliver:

  • A new three-lane northbound bridge.
  • Widening of the existing bridges to create three southbound lanes.
  • Upgraded active transport facilities for pedestrians and people who ride bikes, with improved connections to the Western Freeway Bikeway and local destinations, including retention of the Jindalee Skate Park.
  • Greater efficiency and travel-time reliability.

This will improve safety and efficiency for more than 85,000 vehicles using the bridge over the Brisbane River every day.

The new bridge is due for completion in late-2025, with new traffic to switch to it while the existing bridge is upgraded, with the entire project completed in 2027.

Quotes attributable to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk:

“I’m pleased to see works get underway on this congestion busting project, rowing community.

“More than 152,000 people will use these bridges by 2036 – showing just how important it is to deliver this upgrade now.

“Our government will back big upgrades like this to create hundreds of jobs and supply chain opportunities for local workers and businesses.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

“Widening the Centenary Bridge from four to six lanes will ensure residents spend less time on the road by making it easier to get between work, home and school.

“The Australian Government is committed to working in partnership with state, territory and local governments, including Queensland, to deliver infrastructure projects that make a real difference – getting the community home safer and sooner.”

Quotes attributable to Federal Member for Oxley Milton Dick:

“This project is a game-changer that will bust congestion on the Centenary Motorway – a well-known bottleneck in Brisbane.

“The bridge upgrade will get traffic moving more safely and efficiently – helping families get their kids to school faster in the mornings and allowing residents to get home safer in the evenings.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Mount Ommaney Jess Pugh:

“Today’s milestone is something I have backed since I was first elected.

“Now, we have a reliable, Queensland based contractor on the ground delivering the upgrade our community has been calling for.

“I’m excited to see the new bridge and surrounding areas come together before our eyes.”

Quotes attributable to Transport Minister Mark Bailey:

“We are getting on with the job of delivering the infrastructure to make travel safer and easier for locals to support the rapid growth of the western suburbs.

“I thank drivers for their patience ahead of ramped up construction works in the area.”

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