The Queensland Government has awarded an Australian structural engineering firm the contract to design and investigate improvements for the Old Cleveland Road and the Gateway Motorway in Brisbane.

Lambert and Rehbein was announced as the successful design tenderer and have begun design work to improve traffic flow at the intersection.

The Queensland Government has committed $420,000 to the project.

“I am pleased to confirm that design is underway, meaning we are one step closer to finding a workable solution to this challenging traffic congestion issue,” Queensland Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said.

Queensland Member for Capalaba Don Brown said this announcement is great news for drivers using Old Cleveland Road.

“In recent years, park’n’ride facilities have been added outside Carindale Shopping centre and the Sleeman Aquatic Centre, and improved facilities at Capalaba to promote the use of active transport and reduce congestion,” Mr Brown said.

“But this announcement will go one step further to reducing traffic congestion in the future.

“A business case will be undertaken to look at improved traffic flows, public transport links, freight connectivity, and access for the local community.

“This is a special pre-construction program that focuses on projects with a high likelihood of progressing to construction.”

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