The Rivermouth Action Group Inc concerns with the Brisbane Urban Corridor (BUC) are as follows:
- The Big Picture.
- The Melbourne to Darwin Rail line freight accessing the Port of Brisbane by road transport.
- The unload and reloading of 2 kilometre trains at Charlton (west of Toowoomba) and all containers moved from there to the Port of Brisbane and back by Road Transport along the BUC as an interim measure where commercial interests profit can be made at local residents expense.
- The proposed future standard rail link from Charlton to Acacia Ridge Freight Rail Yard where the top two kilometre of containers are likely to be moved to and from the Port of Brisbane by road transport through Mt Gravatt's BUC or other residential road corridor.
- The Gateway Motorway is being upgraded to six lanes from Nudgee Road to Mt Gravatt Capalaba Road with a new Toll river crossing with either a bridge or a tunnel across the Brisbane River at Murarrie.
- That this upgrade will be able to cater for B-Tripples and Type One Road Trains at 100kph.
- That the Ipswich Motorway is being upgraded from Dinmore to Granard Road, Rocklea to six lanes. Thus six lanes roads will be at each end of the BUC which is mainly 4 lanes traffic.
- The section of the Ipswich Motorway at Gailes to Goodna will be 8 lanes and a new intersection with the Logan Motorway is to be built.
- That the Ipswich Motorway will be upgraded to cater for Type one road trains (expect B-Tripples also) between the Logan Motorway and Dinmore.
- The Port Road under construction is being built to take B-Tripples at 100kph
- That the noise levels along the BUC are already well in excess of the Queensland Transport Noise Standards of L 10 18 hour of 68dBA.
- That no effort has been made by the State Government to force heavy transport through traffic to use the Logan Motorway instead of the BUC.
- We are very concerned that residents will suggest solutions that allow the Queensland Government to speed up the traffic along the BUC and thus even more unnecessary heavy traffic will result along the BUC.
- Any solution to the existing problem must not involve making it easier or quicker for heavy through transports to bypass the Logan Motorway.
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