MOTORISTS are able to travel for the first time on the newly built Green Camp Road as the $28 million upgrade of the Brisbane road corridor continues.
The intersection of Tilley Road at Green Camp Road has been closed and will only be re-opened early next year.
Brisbane City Council deputy mayor Adrian Schrinner said works continued to widen Green Camp Road.
“Once complete, the Green Camp Road upgrade will boost safety and capacity with the corridor widened to four lanes as well as major upgrades to the Green Camp and Tilley Road intersection, and the Green Camp and Rickertt Road intersection,” Mr Schrinner said.
Federal MP Andrew Laming said there would be benefits for Brisbane and Redland residents.
“I’m delighted this high-quality project to expand Green Camp Road to four lanes is being delivered as promised to Brisbane City Council and Redland City residents,” Mr Laming said.
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Brisbane City Cr Ryan Murphy said Green Camp Road was used by 30,000 vehicles a day and the upgrade would see peak travel times halved by 2021.
“Green Camp Road is already exceeding capacity during peak periods and is a known safety blackspot, with 57 crashes recorded over a seven-year period,” Cr Murphy said.
“(Brisbane City) Council is committed to tackling traffic congestion and this upgrade will ensure Green Camp Road is future-proofed for future generations.
“The project will also deliver major benefits for cyclists, with new on-road bike lanes along Green Camp Road and Rickertt Road.”