Brisbane, Queensland: Long-awaited grade separation will be completed in 2014

23 Oct

Confirmation that the AUD82 million project to grade-separate the notorious Telegraph Road level crossing in the Brisbane suburb of Bracken Ridge has been given to the city planners. Work began on-site in August 2013 after a gestation stretching back more than five years, with completion now slated for late 2014.

The crossing has been the location of more than 70 incidents since consultation on grade-separating the level crossing began in 2008. It is not only safety incidents but also the traffic congestion associated with the level crossing which is used by more than 16,000 road vehicles. This congestion can, at peak times, equate to a road vehicle being delayed for 15 minutes.

The project which was approved in 2012 is funded equally by the city and state.

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