Finish nears for new Geebung overpass bridge

By on March 13, 2014
Brisbane's new Geebung overpass bridge as seen from Robinson Rd West.

NEARLY DONE: The Geebung overpass bridge as seen from Robinson Rd West.

MOTORISTS would be able to start using the new road overpass bridge at Geebung from Monday, March 24, Brisbane City Council said.

The bridge that connects the Robinson East and Robinson West roads was built as part of the $199 million Robinson Road Open Level Crossing Replacement Project, council said in a press release.

The overpass would allow drivers to bypass the dangerous open level crossing on Newman Rd, council said.

There had been three fatal accidents at the crossing over the years.

Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the RACQ had identified the level crossing as one of Brisbane’s most notorious.

“The existing pedestrian and cycle access will remain in place while works are under way to complete the new on-road cycle lanes connecting Newman Rd and Robinson Rd East with Robinson Rd West,” Mr Emerson said.

The project is jointly funded by council and the Queensland Government, and delivered by Brisbane City Council, BMD Constructions and SMEC Australia as the Geebung Overpass (GO) Alliance.

A temporary traffic detour would be required from 6pm on Friday, March 21 to Monday, March 24, to complete preparations for the opening, council said.

Vehicles would have access to the new overpass from 5am, Monday, March 24.

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Nick Moore is the editor of NorthernLife.com.au. He also edits the printed Great Wait. Nick started as a journalist in 1993 and has worked for Fairfax, News Corp and APN.

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