Latest road works: Blackall St upgrade begins

Preparatory work has started this week on upgrading the road surface on Blackall Street in Basin Pocket.

The works, between Goodwin Street and McGill Street, are expected to take about 10 weeks to complete.

It will include the rehabilitation of the road pavement and the excavation and construction of concrete kerb and channel, as well as works to impacted driveways and sections of the concrete footpath.

A water main and water service connections will also be relocated. QUU will contact any residents directly if impacts are expected from these relocation works.

Blackall Street is used by an average of 1,500 vehicles each day.

Ipswich City Council’s General Manager of Infrastructure and Environment, Charlie Dill, said traffic control will be on site to assist drivers during road closures.

“Stage 1 of construction will see crews working between Goodwin Street and Davidson Street under full road closure,” Mr Dill said.

“Once this is complete, that section of road will be re-opened and crews will then close the road between Davidson and McGill Street to continue works.

“When full road closures are in place, local traffic will still be able to access their property under traffic control arrangements.”

It’s the latest in a number of road upgrades being delivered by the 2019-20 budget, which announced $63.2 million in projected spending on the region’s road network this financial year.

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