Hunter Street road works give way to a smoother ride

Hunter Street Brassall looking towards Pine Mountain Road with Ipswich State High School on the left.

One of Ipswich’s busiest roads is about to undergo major improvements to its ageing road surface


With Hunter Street Brassall showing signs of wear and tear, major rehabilitation work is due to start in about four weeks once council approves a tender. In 2017 Hunter Street recorded an average of 15,000 vehicles each weekday.

In recent weeks Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) has been working on site to relocate a water main as part of the project before council’s contractors can begin road works.

While the project has been delayed by about four weeks, through collaboration between QUU and Ipswich City Council, ratepayers will save about $200,000 on the total project cost.

When completed, Hunter Street between Pine Mountain Road and Rowan Drive will feature:

• New road resurfacing from kerb to kerb, including sections of full pavement replacement.

• Sections of kerb and channel replaced including some driveways and footpaths.

• Line marking.

• New tree plantings.

The Hunter Street upgrade is due for completion by January 2019 at an estimated total cost of $3.5m.

The successful tender will be confirmed at council’s ordinary meeting on Tuesday, 18 September.

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