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Gateway Upgrade North project—Nudgee to Bracken Ridge


Upgrade of Gateway Motorway between Nudgee and Deagon, with additional pavement and safety works through to Bracken Ridge.


Gateway Motorway between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge.


To improve traffic safety and efficiency on the motorway.


Department of Transport and Main Roads.


The Australian Government and Queensland Government have committed funding for the Gateway Motorway Upgrade.

Metropolitan Region

Project info

The $1.143 billion Gateway Upgrade North project is complete, with the official commissioning of the newly widened section of the Gateway Motorway held on Friday 15 March 2019.

The project was jointly funded with $914.18 million from the Australian Government and $228.54 million from the State Government on a 80:20 split.

The project included:

  • upgrading the motorway from 4 to 6 lanes between Nudgee and Deagon
  • reconfiguring the Nudgee interchange including a new Nudgee Road overpass and a relocated extended northbound on-ramp 
  • widening the Deagon Deviation between Depot Road and Bracken Ridge Road to provide two lanes in each direction 
  • modifications to the Bicentennial Road interchange including extended on and off-ramps 
  • provision of a grade-separated interchange between the Gateway Motorway and the Deagon Deviation at Deagon
  • construction of an off-road shared pedestrian and cycle path between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge 
  • installation of variable speed limit signs, variable messaging signs, traffic monitoring cameras and ramp metering
  • pavement rehabilitation and safety works from Deagon to Wyampa Road overpass, Bracken Ridge.

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Key milestones

  • 2007 to 2011—planning study of Gateway Motorway between Nudgee and the Bruce Highway; community consultation
  • 2011—Gateway Motorway North project draft plan released; community consultation about Deagon Deviation options
  • 2012 to 2013—development of preferred plan for Gateway Upgrade North
  • Late 2013—release of the preferred plan and announcement of joint funding
  • Late 2013 to mid-2015—detailed design and procurement of tenderers for major works 
  • September 2014—start of preliminary works to prepare the site
  • Mid-2015—contract awarded for the major works
  • February 2016—start of major works construction
  • End November 2018—widened motorway lanes made available to motorists northbound between Southern Cross Way Nudgee and Depot Road, Deagon and southbound between the Sandgate Road bridges and Nudgee
  • March 2019—project completion and commissioning.

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Contact details

Phone: 07 3066 4338
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Metropolitan Region
PO Box 70
Spring Hill Qld 4004
Last updated
18 March 2020