Queensland's government in Australia has opened two new southbound lanes along the Deagon Deviation, which is part of the A$1.14bn ($857m) Gateway Upgrade North project. 

With completion of these two new lanes, the government anticipates this will reduce traffic congestion on one of the busiest motorways in the Queensland. 

Australian Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said: “The Gateway Upgrade North is a key project in the Australian Government’s record A$50bn ($37bn) investment in transport infrastructure across Australia, improving safety and reducing congestion for the 83,000 motorists who use the Gateway Motorway each day.”

"This will improve safety and reduce congestion for the 83,000 motorists who use the Gateway Motorway each day."

As part of this project, changes were made to widen the Deagon Deviation between Depot and Bracken Ridge Road, which enabled construction of two lanes in each direction. 

Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey said: “Other project works will include construction of a new off-ramp overpass, which will be built over the motorway to allow Redcliffe-bound traffic to seamlessly join with the new northbound Deagon Deviation.”

The works were carried out at the Deagon section of the motorway, in order to improve the safety of the motorists during merging and weaving.

For the Upgrade North project, the Government of Australia and Queensland authority will be providing A$914.18m ($687m) and A$228.5m ($171.7m) respectively.