The Morrison Government is delivering a $1.9 billion road package to fast track critical infrastructure projects in Forde.
At the forefront of the infrastructure agenda is an additional $46.3 million to upgrade the M1 Pacific Motorway at Exits 41 and 49.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Government had committed $96.3 million to upgrade both exits under the $4 billion nationwide Urban Congestion Fund.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen said these critical upgrades will reduce the time people spend stuck in traffic and improve road network reliability by addressing local gridlocks.
“Exit 41 – Yatala South intersection and Exit 49 – Pimpama intersection often experience heavy commuter traffic, and by upgrading these exits we will bust congestion and keep people moving,” Mr van Manen said.
“This also means that the people of Forde will spend less time in traffic and more time with their families.”
The Morrison Government will bring forward nearly $650 million in funding and provide more than $680 million in new funding, with the Palaszczuk Government committing $606 million.
This will fast track a total of 20 projects in Queensland. Other major infrastructure investments brought forward for Forde include:
- $50 million for the relocation of the Loganlea Station; on top of the $15 million already committed to build new commuter car parking for the train station;
- $10 million for the development of a business case for the Salisbury to Beaudesert rail line;
- $94.3 million for Pacific Motorway upgrades between Eight Mile Plains and Daisy Hill and Daisy Hill to Logan Motorway.