Plans on table to ease Logan Motorway gridlock

THE State Government is considering a proposal to upgrade the Logan Motorway and Gateway Extension Corridor.

The area has been plagued by traffic congestion in recent years, with a 52% increase in commercial vehicle traffic alone.

Transurban Queensland has approached the State Government with a $450 million proposal, which it claims would create 1300 jobs.

Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the proposal included interchange upgrades at key points, widening parts of the Gateway extension and adding new ramps.

Transurban proposes to fund the upgrades through toll increases for trucks across the Logan and Gateway Motorways.

There will also be a new toll for motorists if they use the proposed south-facing ramps at Compton Road.



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