New Nudgee heavy vehicle rest area puts brakes on fatigue
Tired truckies will soon have the chance to re-energise on the Gateway Motorway thanks to a $2.7 million heavy vehicle rest stop being built by the Palaszczuk Government.
Work is set to begin this month on the stop near the existing Nudgee Service Centre, a popular stopover point for road users, and is part of the larger Gateway Upgrade North project.
Member for Nudgee Leanne Linard said the Gateway Motorway was a major freight route in south-east Queensland, and it was vital motorists had the opportunity to pull over safely when tired.
“This section of the motorway between Nudgee and Deagon provides a critical transport corridor for more than 83,000 vehicles each day,” she said.
“The Gateway Upgrade North project will increase the capacity and freight efficiency along this corridor, which is an important part of the Port of Brisbane, Trade Coast and Brisbane Airport precinct.”
Ms Linard said heavy vehicle rest areas helped all motorists, not just truck drivers, by improving road safety.
“Providing a designated rest area for heavy vehicles on this major freight connection will make it easier for our drivers to rest and refresh,” she said.
“The new truck stop will include 25 parking bays suitable for a range of heavy vehicles including trucks, caravans and buses.
“It will feature outdoor table and chair facilities and pedestrian walkways connecting it to the existing Nudgee Service Centre carpark.”
Construction will begin this month, with works expected to take approximately six to eight months to complete, weather permitting.
The Gateway Upgrade North project is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($914.18 million) and the Queensland Government ($228.54 million) and includes widening the motorway from four to six lanes from Nudgee to Deagon.
For further project information visit www.gatewayupgradenorth.com.au