LNP Candidate for Bowman, Henry Pike, has heralded 2022 as a watershed year for Redland roads, with significant investment from the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government set to make an impact on local projects.
In the early stages of 2022, work is due to begin on Redland City Council’s Wellington Street / Panorama Drive duplication project, which will see the key north-south arterial link progressively upgraded over three stages.
The first stage, beginning this year, will see a duplication of the road between Boundary Road, Thornlands, and South Street, Cleveland.
“A Commonwealth investment of $15 million will ensure that the intersections at Ziegenfusz Road/Panorama Drive and Panorama Drive/Wellington Street are upgraded to match this duplication,” Mr Pike said.
“This will bring welcome relief for the thousands of commuters who get stuck along this stretch of road during peak times.”
“Council have identified this project as a key priority to meet the future demands of our city, and I am pleased that the Federal Government has come to the table to make this happen.”
Construction is expected to be completed on Stage 1 by late 2023.
Future stages will see the road duplicated from South Street to Bay Street and then through to Russell Street, Cleveland.
“Federal investment was the catalyst to getting this project off the ground,” Mr Pike said.
“I’ll be fighting for further funding to complete future stages of this project and tackle some of the other big infrastructure challenges facing our growing community.”
“It is my priority to get Redlanders around their city faster and safer.”
The duplication project is expected to create nearly 140 jobs during construction.