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Queensland offers $200 million to break Ipswich Motorway congestion

Tony Moore reports in the Brisbane Times (9.3.16) on state government plans to deliver long-needed upgrades to the Ipswich Motorway, in conjunction with the federal government.

‘One of south-east Queensland’s worst road bottlenecks could be unlocked with the state government offering $200m to get the final 7km section of Ipswich Motorway widened.

‘Queensland and consecutive federal governments have for almost four years argued ‘who should pay how much’ to widen the section of the Ipswich Motorway between Darra and Rocklea to six lanes.

‘Main Roads minister Mark Bailey on Wednesday morning described the section as a “morning and afternoon car park.”

‘He said if agreement could be reached with the federal government, preliminary work could start within two months.’

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