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Night works to begin on council’s largest road upgrade

Night works will soon start for underground utility connections on council’s largest road upgrade project, the Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial Upgrades.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said the project is progressing well, and that work, would happen at night to minimise traffic impact on the two major thoroughfares.

“Sections of the Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial are already carrying more than 20,000 vehicles per day, so these upgrades are infrastructure that the community needs now and for the future,” Mayor Harding said.

“The $46 million project is council’s largest road upgrade for one of the region’s busiest routes and is a critical connection in one of the highest population growth corridors in South East Queensland.

“This upgrade ensures we’re providing increased capacity, safety and accessibility as we continue to welcome new residents into the greater Springfield community, and will help cater for the estimated 330,000 new arrivals expected across the city by 2041.”

The next milestone in Stage 1 of the project will be upgrading the underground services – telecommunications, electricity, gas and water – along and across Springfield Greenbank Arterial and Springfield Parkway.

Mayor Harding thanked residents for their patience, as the works will see some traffic restrictions, such as closures to both roads, to ensure the safety of workers, pedestrians and motorists.

“Detours will be set up as needed from the Springfield Parkway Roundabout to Eden Station Rd and Escarpment Drive exit onto Springfield Greenbank Arterial,” Mayor Harding said.

“This may affect travel times, so please keep to speed limits and follow the direction of traffic controllers and signs.”

Works are expected to start from Sunday 16 January 2022 and will take about four-weeks to be completed, subject to weather and construction conditions permitting. Council’s contractor does not anticipate work to occur every night.

Construction activities may affect residents and local businesses, including closures of Springfield Greenbank Arterial as well as noise from reversing vehicles and machinery necessary to complete the works.

Watch a fly-through animation of what council’s largest road upgrade will look like once completed.

Residents and businesses can arrange a time to speak with council’s project team about these night works by calling 3810 6666 or contacting ied.projects@ipswich.qld.gov.au

Project information and updates are available by visiting council’s interactive maps for all works that are under construction or being planned within council’s three-year capital portfolio of works, maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojects

The Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial upgrade is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS) and Ipswich City Council.

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