Telegraph Road projects on track
THE $82 million Telegraph Road Open Level Crossing Replacement Project reached a milestone on Saturday with 17 bridge support beams craned in over the North Coast Railway line at Bracken Ridge.
“(This project) is on track to open the new bridge mid-year and complete the entire project by the end of 2014,” Cr Quirk said.
“The existing open level crossing will remain open until late this year to allow for access to local housing estates while work is completed along the northern section of Lacey Road,” a council spokesperson said.
Many benefits included
In addition to the construction of the overpass and removal of the level crossing, the project will include:
- Construction of a new signalised intersection at Lacey Road and Linkfield Road. This intersection makes provision for extension of Linkfield Road east over the North Coast Railway.
- Construction of a new signalised intersection on Telegraph Road which corresponds with the Linkfield Road extension near Langer Place.
- Provision for the future widening of Telegraph Road to six lanes.
- Allowing for the future addition of a fourth rail line by Queensland Rail.
- Allowing for the potential extension of the Northern Busway by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
The $82 million Telegraph Road Open Level Crossing Replacement Project is jointly funded by Council and the Queensland Government.
Construction has now also commenced on the $11.8 million Telegraph Road Corridor Upgrade at Bracken Ridge, which will be delivered in conjunction with the open level crossing replacement project.
Stage 1A would be delivered on Telegraph Road between the open level crossing and Norris Road.
Both the Telegraph Road Corridor Upgrade and Telegraph Road Open Level Crossing Replacement Project are due for completion late 2014.