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Responsible Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Proposal Stage of Development: Detailed Business Case Update
Building Queensland Role: Assisting with Detailed Business Case Update*
Planned Stage End Date: Q2 2017
Estimated Cost of Delivery: $340 million**
Date of Publication: June 2017 (for period 4 December 2016 – 3 June 2017)

NEED

Increases in travel demand and expected developments along parts of the Cunningham Highway are likely to create additional safety considerations and capacity constraints, particularly at the intersection with Ipswich–Rosewood Road.

PROPOSAL

The proposal involves strategic upgrades to a 4.75-kilometre section of the Cunningham Highway between Warwick Road at Yamanto and Ebenezer Creek, to the south west of Ipswich.

The proposal is investigating the delivery of a highway interchange and new alignment connecting the Cunningham Highway, Centenary Motorway extension and the Western Ipswich Bypass.

The project is expected to:

  • deliver travel time cost savings
  • deliver vehicle operating cost savings
  • lower accident rates
  • enhance opportunity for major economic and defence-related development earmarked for the region.

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* Initial Business Case completed prior to the establishment of Building Queensland. Responsible Agency currently undertaking an update of cost estimate and economic analysis.

** Nominal cost in Australian dollars, Responsible Agency Business Case 2012.