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Thursday, July 25, 2024

Logan road projects pick up pace

Two significant road infrastructure projects have had locals craning their necks in the City of Logan recently.

Construction on a new northbound lane on the Ray Hodgson Bridge at Slacks Creek reached a milestone as a 300-tonne mobile crane lifted 36 pre-cast concrete bridge decks into place.

The work is part of Logan City Council’s upgrade of Loganlea Road between the
Logan Motorway and the M1 to cater for future growth by improving traffic flow and
easing congestion

The road is being widened to three lanes in each direction and is the largest road infrastructure project in Logan’s history.

Mayor, Jon Raven said more than 42,000 vehicles used the road every day.

“Loganlea Road is the busiest Council controlled road in the city,” he said.

“It carries traffic from our fastest growing suburbs to the M1 and Logan Motorway and provides access to Logan Hospital, Logan TAFE and Loganlea train station.”

This $80 million project is being delivered jointly with more than $25 million contributed by the Australian Government, and the remainder by Logan City Council.

Federal MP for Rankin, Jim Chalmers, said the project was a great example of how the Australian Government is working with Council to make the City of Logan an even better place to live and work.

“I use this road regularly so I know how important it is for the local hospital, university, TAFE and shops which is why I’m so enthusiastic about delivering this upgrade in our area,” Minister Chalmers said.

“We’re upgrading Loganlea Road to get people home quicker and safer and to ease congestion but also to cater for growth in our community.

“Projects like this one are important for local jobs and the local economy but also for future proofing Logan City – ensuring we continue to create more jobs and more opportunities for more people in our community.”

The bridge installation at Loganlea Road follows a similar project at Chambers Flat in
the city’s south, which is also close to completion.

A 3.8km stretch of Chambers Flat Road, between the Mt Lindesay Highway and Kings Way has been made more flood resilient by raising the road more than a metre above the previous level.

The project included the construction of the new Norris Creek Bridge that is 8m higher than the original road culvert. Traffic has opened on the westbound lane and final works are underway to enable the temporary one-way diversion to end so traffic can travel eastbound again.

Mayor Raven said the city’s status as the fastest local government area in Queensland
cemented Council’s commitment to continue delivering critical infrastructure.

“With 377,000 people living here, and many more on their way, Council is providing the services and infrastructure our city needs,” he said.

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