Motorists are being reminded that night time roadworks will start tonight on the M1 between Eight Mile Plains to Springwood.
Overnight roadworks will take place between 9pm and 5am from Sundays to Thursdays, and 11pm to 6am on Fridays and Saturdays during the period between today, Thursday February, 21 until Saturday March 9
More than 3,400 tonnes of precast concrete will be lifted into place over the M1 over the coming weeks, to make way for a new four-lane bridge over the M1 at Underwood.
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Traffic will be detoured onto Logan Road during the roadworks period.
The Coalition Government have contributed $115 million to the jointly funded project, while the Queensland Government have contributed $80.3 million.
Member for Springwood Mick de Brenni said the first girder lift will be a welcome sight for the local community.
“Our community is feeling a lot of relief seeing the next big step in the M1 upgrade being delived.
“Moving the new bridge’s 52 girder into place isn’t just a construction task, it makes a turning point in our local history where we can see the light at the end of the congestion tunnel.
“The bridge widening follows the upgrade of the Underwood Road and School Road intersection and signals an exciting future for local bus commuters and motorists alike,” Mr de Brenni said.