Funding Secured for the Beams Road Overpass

$128 million to build an overpass at the Beams Road Level Crossing

 

The Palaszczuk Government has committed $128 million to build an impressive new rail overpass at Beams Road, boost the Carseldine Park ‘n’ Ride and improve local road connections.

When I was first elected in 2017, I made you a promise that I would work hard to deliver a rail overpass at Beams Road in Carseldine.

With your help, I launched a community petition, secured funding for a feasibility study, launched the business case and locked in funding from all levels of government. I took up the fight to get this dangerous level crossing removed, and now construction starts next year.

I will continue to work hard to deliver the Beams Road Rail Overpass because the Aspley electorate can’t afford to have this project put at risk by a future LNP Government - they have a history of cutting funding to roads projects, sacking workers and selling off Queensland’s assets.

The Beams Road overpass will provide:

  • improved and more reliable travel times for rail and road users
  • reduced congestion for all road users
  • improved safety and access.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces travel time
  • Reduces peak hour congestion

 

Key features

• A new overpass bridge for Beams Road. 
• Removal of existing level crossing boom gates.
• Includes paths for walking and cycling.
• Integrates with Carseldine Station park 'n' ride upgrade and Carseldine Urban Village Development.

Funding

In 2019, the Queensland Government committed over $6 million into planning and design to identify a preferred option to improve safety and decrease congestion at the Carseldine rail level crossing on Beams Road.

In June 2020, the Queensland Government committed a further $128 million towards addressing safety congestion at Beams Road, for the rail level crossing removal and Carseldine park 'n' ride upgrades. Construction of the $233 million level crossing overpass is due to start later in 2021, with funding contributions from Brisbane City Council and the Australian Government.

We are currently developing the business case, which will finish early next year, for the level crossing removal. Construction is due to start later in 2021. 

TMR will work with Brisbane City Council and Queensland Rail throughout the planning of the project. Brisbane City Council is responsible for the local road network including Beams Road. Queensland Rail is responsible for the rail corridor.

We will be engaging with key stakeholders and the community to ensure opportunities for feedback during the business case stage.


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