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Cycle bridge closer to construction

17 December 2014
A safe path for Western suburb cyclists is one step closer, with three tenderers shortlisted for the construction of the Moggill Road cycle bridge.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the new cycle bridge would provide a safer passage for about 800 cyclists riding along the Centenary Bikeway to Brisbane City every day.

“The LNP Government is a strong team with a strong plan to make Queensland the safest place to work, commute and raise a family and I’m committed to delivering better cycling infrastructure as part of that strong plan,” Mr Emerson said.

“I have spoken to many cyclists and motorists in my electorate about this intersection and I’m pleased to be delivering the best possible solution addressing key safety concerns.

“The Moggill Road cycle bridge will not only increase safety, it will also improve connectivity and travel times for cyclists.”

Expressions of Interest for the cycle bridge construction have closed and three potential contractors are now being invited to submit proposals for the contract.

The successful tenderer will be announced early next year and construction will be in full swing by mid-2015.

The cycle bridge will be on the eastern side of Moggill Road and the Western Freeway interchange.

For more information, please visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Name/M/Moggill-Road-cycle-bridge.
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Re: Statement: Cycle bridge closer to construction (Moggill Road Cycle Bridge)
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2015, 12:43:59 PM »

Media Statements
Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy and Water Supply
The Honourable Mark Bailey
Friday, November 27, 2015

Cyclists get moving on Moggill Road Cycle Bridge

More than 800 cyclists a day are expected to be safely riding high above Moggill Road on the newly opened cycle bridge.   

Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey joined fellow cyclists in riding across the Moggill Road cycle bridge for the first time today. 

“This $10 million cycle bridge is an important cross-town link and a welcome addition to Brisbane’s existing cycle network,” Mr Bailey said.

“The 218-metre-long bridge spans busy Moggill Road to seamlessly link with the popular Centenary Cycleway.

“The bridge – elevated 8.5 metres above Moggill Road – safely separates cyclists from four busy traffic lanes.

“The Palaszczuk Government has committed nearly $37 million into cycling infrastructure in 2015-16 and over the next four years we will invest more than $163 million dollars across the state.”

Mr Bailey said delivering quality cycling infrastructure, such as the Moggill Road Cycle Bridge, is important for the 1.57 million Queensland residents who ride their bike at least once in a typical year.

“Cyclists were previously forced to dismount and cross several intersections and compete with traffic from Moggill Road and the Western Freeway on and off-ramps,” he said

“Motorists will also enjoy the reduction of cycling traffic on these busy sections during peak periods. 

“The bridge will help make cycling in Brisbane a safer, better connected and more attractive transport choice.”

Completion works will continue into early 2016.

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