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Major milestone for M1 upgrade as new bridges emerge

Major construction on Stage 2 of the Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade has been motoring along with significant progress on new Springwood Road bridges.

Bielby Holdings, Managing Director Adam Edwards said the upgrade, between Watland Street and Sports Drive is an important project for the Bielby Hull Joint Venture.

“The project includes M1 widening works, constructing a safer on-ramp at Lexington Road and extensions to the South East Busway and V1 Veloway.

“I am delighted to see how much progress the project team has made over the past six months.

“Drainage and sewer relocation work on Springwood Road is complete and construction has started on the three new bridges over Springwood Road.

“Foundation works for the new bridges have been completed with 24 bored piles on Springwood Road.

“Having these solid foundations in place is a major milestone for the project. The three new bridges will form part of the new M1 on-ramp at Lexington Road and V1 Veloway crossing Springwood Road.

“The new Lexington Road on-ramp will replace the Sports Drive on-ramp to provide extra capacity for merging traffic and safer access onto the M1,” Mr Edwards said.

Bielby Hull Joint Venture, Project Manager Clayton Smith said drainage works in preparation for widening the northbound motorway to four lanes between Logan Road and Lexington Road was progressing well.

“In recent months, 670 lineal metres of pipework has been laid and more than 3,000 cubic metres of concrete poured.

“The V1 Veloway underpass at Logan Road is complete and the next stage will be to realign the northbound Logan Road off-ramp.

“We thank motorists for their patience and urge them to continue sticking to reduced speed limits through the site for their safety and the safety of our roadworkers” Mr Smith said

This project is part of the $750 million Pacific Motorway (M1): Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill Upgrade, supporting 721 jobs over the life of the project.

For further information on the upgrade and to view the video drive-through, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects and search for Watland Street to Sports Drive.

For more information about the project, please phone 1800 974 983 or visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/WatlandStreettoSportsDrive.

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