Riverside Expressway and Captain Cook Bridge maintenance project
Riverside Expressway report on maintenance and repairs.
Scheduled maintenance work
Brisbane City Council and other construction contractors
- Metropolitan Region
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is continuing scheduled maintenance on the Riverside Expressway (REX). The maintenance works are necessary to ensure the ongoing serviceability of the expressway which is a critical element in Brisbane's transport system.
There are no scheduled works for the REX expected until early 2013.
The community can subscribe to regular updates by emailing the project team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Motorists should plan their trip ahead to avoid delays by calling the Traffic Report Line on 13 19 40, or viewing the live webcams on our website.
The Captain Cook Bridge and Riverside Expressway underwent the first stage of refurbishment works in September and October 2006, with removal of the 33 year-old asphalt layer and replacement with a new dense graded asphalt.
The department has been undertaking a maintenance program since these initial works in 2006. Work such as the replacement of light poles and signs, rewiring of freeway lighting, replacing joint epoxy components and adding waterproof sealants has already been completed.
The remainder of the REX maintenance program consists of 5 components and will be undertaken over the next four years. These will include pot bearing replacement, ramps, joints and ancillary works. Each component will be programmed to ensure minimal impact on traffic.