Plans for the construction of a significant local road in Carseldine are moving along as the government expects to unveil its business case for the Beams Road Overpass project in early 2021.
The business case should incorporate feedback from the public and the experts in designing the Beams Road Overpass versus its cost estimates following the end of the community consultation in October 2020.
Workers from the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) have done on-site investigations to check if the ideas received during the community sessions are possible.
The preferred design underscores the following benefits and impacts:
- completely remove the rail level crossing
- includes active transport paths for walking, bike riding and mobility devices.
- potential to impact residential properties
- will reduce the number of car parks at the existing Carseldine park ‘n’ ride, however, this impact will be offset by the development of a new park ‘n’ ride area on the eastern side of the rail line
The road that will connect the northern suburbs communities aims to improve travel time and safety, as well as ease the congestion for commuters. Once the business plan is completed and released, the TMR aims to start the overpass construction by late 2021.
A commitment of $128 million from the Queensland Government in June 2020 accelerated this project, which will also ental upgrades to the Carseldine park ‘n’ ride. Brisbane City Council and the Australian Government have also set aside funding, rounding up the total investment to $248 million.
For questions and comments about the Beams Road Overpass project, contact the project team on email@example.com or phone (07) 3066 4338.