Brisbane’s major projects are powering ahead during lockdown, taking advantage of the reduced traffic in the CBD.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said major projects would normally have to schedule disruptive works around peak hour but in light of the lockdown, where possible, these works will be brought forward.
“The temporary relaxation of the standard rules around heavy vehicles and road closures means our major projects can get ahead, despite the lockdown,” Cr Schrinner said.
“This will not only help the construction companies now, but it will also reduce the impacts of construction in the CBD when lockdown lifts.
“In the long run, this will mean projects can be delivered quicker and residents will hopefully see a reduction in the need of long-lasting road closures that can impact the way we travel around our city day to day
“Normally we lock heavy vehicles out of the CBD during the AM peak hours of 7.30am to 9am and the PM peak between 4pm and 6.30pm, but these rules will be relaxed during the Brisbane lockdown.
“We are also supportive of being flexible with the timing of road closures during this period.
“Construction is essential. We are a growing city that is on track to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032 and it’s important we get ahead with projects when we can.
“We are committed to supporting construction activity continuing in a safe and efficient manner and will work with any groups that want to use the current quiet traffic conditions in the CBD to accelerate their projects.”
[Ends] 4 AUGUST, 2021