The Queensland Government has announced the multi-million Port of Brisbane Motorway is now open to traffic, eight months ahead of schedule.

State Transport and Roads Minister, Scott Emerson, officially commissioned the $385 million project late last week.

“A large section of this fantastic new motorway opened to motorists in September last year, and today marks the official completion of the whole upgrade,” Mr Emerson said. 

Mr Emerson said the project would be extremely beneficial to the freight industry, with almost 90 per cent of port trade moved by road.

“Providing these upgrades and duplications will help to minimise traffic disruption and maintain smooth traffic flow for freight and local road users,” he said.

“Most heavy vehicles heading to the port are now using the new motorway, with motorists having the option to continue using Lytton Road or the new motorway extension.

“This is a great result for Queensland’s growing economy.”