Gateway Upgrade North

Project overview

Under engagement by the Department of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland we are making significant upgrades to the Gateway Motorway between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge, which carries more than 83,000 vehicles a day.

LendLease Engineering Pty Ltd has been chosen to design and construct the project with the aim of reducing congestion and improving safety while accommodating for future traffic growth.

Major construction is now underway and includes:

  • widening the Gateway Motorway from four to six lanes from Nudgee to Deagon, with capacity for future expansion to eight lanes
  • reconfiguring the Nudgee interchange, including a new Nudgee Road overpass and a relocated and extended northbound on-ramp
  • widening of the Deagon Deviation between Depot Road and Bracken Ridge Road to two lanes in each direction
  • modifications to the Bicentennial and Depot Road interchanges including on and off-ramp extensions
  • road pavement and safety improvements between Deagon and the Wyampa Road overpass, Bracken Ridge
  • construction of an off-road shared pedestrian and cyclist path with covered rest areas
  • installation of intelligent transport systems including variable speed limit signage, variable messaging signs, traffic monitoring cameras and ramp metering
  • construction of new and upgraded noise barriers.


Once completed, the Gateway Upgrade North project will:

  • improve travel time reliability
  • provide extended on and off-ramps to reduce queuing
  • separate local traffic using the Deagon Deviation from motorway traffic, minimising merging and weaving and reducing accidents
  • increase safety for road users through median and roadside barriers, wider shoulders, improved motorway alignment and installation of intelligent transport systems
  • improve connectivity to key urban areas
  • create new jobs and deliver economic benefits to the community

Timing & cost

Work on the $1.143 billion Gateway Upgrade North started in February 2016 and is scheduled for completion in late 2018.

The Australian Government has committed up to $914.18 million and the Queensland Government $228.54 million to the project.

For more information visit the Gateway Upgrade North project site