Work begins on major transport bottleneck

Artist's impression of new Beams Road overpass. | Newsreel
Crossing over - work has begun on the new Beams Road overpass in Brisbane's north. | Supplied

Work has begun on a new four-lane overpass on busy Beams Rd in the Brisbane suburb of Carseldine.

The main construction contract was awarded to the Bielby Hull Joint Venture in late 2023.

The Federal Government has committed $56.24 million towards the project, with the Queensland Government contributing $138.76 million and a commitment of $40 million from Brisbane City Council.

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Bart Mellish said the overpass would involve the removal of the Beams Road rail level crossing and provide a “smoother, safer and separated” journey for road and rail commuters through Carseldine.

“The changes will also provide safer access to and from the Carseldine station and improve congestion in the area as well as provide better pedestrian and pushbike path access,” he said.