Alternative to Bruce Highway mapped out in Brisbane’s north

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The Queensland authorities has released routes for the mediate 2 sections of a 60-kilometre occidental alternate to the often gridlocked Bruce Highway northbound of Brisbane.

Residents person agelong questioned the authorities and Moreton Bay Regional Council implicit their program to combat dense congestion successful an country expected to turn by 600,000 radical implicit 40 years.

A equine  stables and stud connected  Bellmere Road, acceptable   to go  portion  of the Caboolture West project, was enactment     up   for merchantability  for its improvement  potential. It volition  payment  from a caller   road  connection.

A equine stables and stud connected Bellmere Road, acceptable to go portion of the Caboolture West project, was enactment up for merchantability for its improvement potential. It volition payment from a caller road connection.Credit:Tony Moore

The occidental alternate volition from northbound Brisbane, adjacent Bald Hills, north-west to Steve Irwin Way astatine Beerburrum and beryllium built successful 4 stages.

On Thursday, Transport Minister Mark Bailey said helium had asked his section to supply the “preferred route” for the 2nd signifier betwixt Rocksberg, adjacent the Caboolture River, and Browns Road astatine Narangba, moving westbound of Morayfield.

The preferred way for the 16-kilometre signifier 2 betwixt the Caboolture River and Narangba includes:

  • A Moorina Road overpass
  • A Forest Hills Drive overpass
  • An overpass of Raynbird Road and of Browns Creek
  • A nexus into Narangba, northbound of Lake Kurwongbah

The department’s website says the preferred way allows for aboriginal connections with Forest Hills Drive and Raynbird Road, linking the existing communities of Morayfield, Burpengary, and Narangba arsenic good arsenic the emerging communities of Pine Valley and Morayfield South.

Two of the 4  stages of the occidental  alternatives to the Bruce Highway retired  of Brisbane person  present  been identified by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. 

Two of the 4 stages of the occidental alternatives to the Bruce Highway retired of Brisbane person present been identified by the Department of Transport and Main Roads. 

“I admit this is simply a hard clip for those straight impacted,” Bailey said.

“The merchandise of the preferred alignment for signifier 2 gives landholders and homeowners much certainty astir our aboriginal transport needs.

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“Moreton Bay is 1 of the fastest increasing regions successful Australia, and we request to program for that colonisation growth.”

The accusation has been provided to springiness landholders successful the fast-growing Moreton Region arsenic overmuch accusation arsenic imaginable arsenic rapidly arsenic possible, Bailey said.

“This occidental alternate to the Bruce Highway volition beryllium indispensable successful supporting maturation and to forestall gridlock betwixt Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

Stage 1 of the occidental bypass, betwixt the Caboolture River and Moodlu connected the D’Aguilar Highway, was confirmed successful precocious 2021.

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This conception allows readying for the ample Caboolture West planned improvement to determination up arsenic colonisation maturation pressures interaction Moreton Regional Council.

Corridor readying for signifier 3 (between Narangba and Bald Hills) volition statesman successful 2023, and for the astir bluish section, signifier 4 (from Moodlu done to Steve Irwin Way) successful 2024.

Bailey said helium understood residents successful the country wanted accusation connected the preferred routes.

Maps of the corridor are disposable online oregon astatine task accusation sessions. There is nary timeframe for construction.

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