Gateway Motorway North Nudgee to Bracken Ridge

We have upgraded the Gateway Motorway between Nudgee and Deagon, with additional pavement and safety works through to Bracken Ridge.

The $1.1 billion Gateway Upgrade North project is complete. The official commissioning of the newly-widened section of the Gateway Motorway was held on Friday 15 March 2019.



  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

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.
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.


The $1.1 billion project was jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Queensland Government on an 80:20 split.

Total investment
$1.1 billion
Australian Government
$880 million
Queensland Government
$220 million

Gateway Upgrade North

A flythrough video for the Gateway Upgrade North project—Nudgee to Bracken Ridge.

Video Transcript

Flying north from Nudgee, the new shared cycle and pedestrian path runs along the eastern side of the motorway up towards the new Nudgee Road interchange. There is a new heavy vehicle rest area adjacent to the Nudgee Service Centre just before the new Nudgee Road overpass.

The Gateway Motorway has been upgraded to 6 lanes with improvements to ramps at the interchanges. The cycle and pedestrian path travels across the Nudgee Road overpass and continues north on the western side of the motorway.

The bridges at the Bicentennial Road flyover were widened and ramp geometry improved. The cycle and pedestrian path has grade separated access to the Boondall Wetlands under the roundabout and to continue further north.

The Deagon Deviation traffic has been removed from the Deagon section of the Gateway Motorway and travels on its own dedicated road to and from Redcliffe, using the new Deagon Deviation overpass at the new Deagon Deviation interchange. The cycle and pedestrian path continues north along the western side of the motorway, with access into the Bracken Ridge residential and schooling precincts.

Additional pavement rehabilitation and safety works were included from Deagon through to Bald Hills.