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Mango Hill Boulevard Bridge Opens!

By Chloe Boswell

The Mango Hill Boulevard Bridge is one of five major road bridges delivered through funding providedby the Moreton Bay Regional Councilas a partner in the Redcliffe Peninsula Line. The Moreton Bay Regional Council have already funded $105 million towards towards the Moreton Bay Rail project, currently delivering six new stations, eleven rail bridges, seven new road bridges and a shared-use path that stretches 12.3 kilometers along the Redcliffe Peninsula Line.

According to Councillor Julie Greer, the new bridge is going to provide an important link from the eastern side of the new rail line to the west connecting Mango Hill with the emerging of the Capestone Community.

“These bridges and connecting roads will provide much better and safer access to Mango Hill State School and the new Mango Hill train station through to the St Benedict’s College and new Mango Hill East train station in the Capestone area,” Councillor Greer said.

“This will not only cut travel time for people who live in the local area, but will also help to reduce traffic on Anzac Avenue, which will benefit thousands of motorists throughout the region from Petrie all the way to the Peninsula.”

“New access paths to the shared pathway along the Redcliffe Peninsula Line will also be opened up, providing safer transit through the Mango Hill area for cyclists and pedestrians, including students accessing schools along the rail corridor.”

“I am so pleased this project has been delivered before the start of the 2017 school year.”

“It will also now be much easier for people living on the eastern side of the railway line to get to the wonderful new shopping precinct at North Lakes and will cut down their travel time to Westfield, IKEA and Costco.”

Weather permitting, the Mango Hill Boulevard Bridge will be open to the traffic on Monday, 23rd January 2017.

Source: northlakes.com.au

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