Infrastructure: Geebung and Bracken Ridge rail overpass bridges to be delivered ahead of schedule

THE Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council last week announced that the Open Level Crossing Replacement Projects at Geebung and Bracken Ridge are well ahead of schedule and on track for full completion in the coming months.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the jointly funded $199 million Geebung project and the $82 million Bracken Ridge project will provide improved infrastructure for Queensland and continue the government’s promise to deliver a strong plan for a brighter future.

The Geebung project is being delivered by the Geebung Overpass (GO) Alliance, which comprises BMD Constructions and SMEC Australia, and includes a new road-over-rail overpass that connects Robinson Road East and Robinson Road.

The Bracken Ridge project is being delivered by Bielby Hull and will provide a new road-over-rail overpass connecting Linkfield Road to Telegraph Road and eliminate the level rail crossing.

“These road projects will make it quicker and safer for motorists to get to work in the morning and home again at the end of the day,” Mr Emerson said.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the council’s commitment to delivering the improvements will see the Geebung project open three months ahead of schedule in August, with the Bracken Ridge project to open one month ahead of schedule in October.

“Council prioritised the delivery of these important open level crossing overpass bridges to bring vital safety improvements and congestion relief to motorists,” Cr Quirk said.

“The Robinson Road open level crossing replacement project has reached a milestone, with works for pedestrian and cyclist access to the station and across the rail corridor now underway.

“Final resurfacing works are underway on Robinson Road West, Railway Parade and Newman Road, and streetscape rehabilitation works are being carried out in the Geebung retail precinct.”

Final works to relocate and reinstate the existing passenger car park at Geebung Rail Station should also be completed in coming months.

Source: News Release Urbanalyst media release,  24 June 2014 

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