The Port Connect project delivered a duplication of the existing Port of Brisbane Motorway, as well as a 3km, 4-lane extension through to Pritchard Street, Lytton. Now complete, the Port of Brisbane Motorway is a 6km long, 4-lane, high-standard motorway between the Gateway Motorway and Pritchard Street, Lytton. The upgrade also included a new interchange at Pritchard Street with an overpass connecting Lytton Road and Export Street, Lytton.
Some of the benefits are:
- improved reliability for freight being moved to and from the Port of Brisbane
- support for future growth at the port
- more appropriate road geometry for heavy vehicles
- separating heavy, port-bound vehicles from local traffic improving safety.
- Metropolitan Region
Port Connect comprised a $385 million upgrade of the Port of Brisbane Motorway (PoBM) and was completed in early-2013. The upgrade was undertaken by the Queensland Government as part of its long-term plan to meet the transport needs of the Port of Brisbane and the Australia TradeCoast.
The project involved duplicating the existing 2-lane motorway, as well as a 3km extension. The PoBM is now 4 lanes from the Gateway Motorway through to Pritchard Street, Lytton. Importantly, the extension has eliminated the need for heavy vehicles to use Lytton Road on their way to the port.
The upgrade also incorporated a new interchange at Pritchard Street with an overpass between Lytton Road and Export Street to allow for local trips and access to the motorway.
The Port Connect project has ensured the PoBM provides a reliable, efficient and safe connection between the Gateway Arterial and the port into the future.