One of the major road projects highlighted in June’s budget is about to get underway, with Ipswich City Council’s Infrastructure and Environment crews preparing to start work on the Marsden Parade realignment project.
The project will realign Marsden Parade to create a new connection with Gordon Street along Brisbane Street, and install new traffic lights at the intersection.
The Marsden Parade realignment will provide an alternate north-south connection to East Street within the Ipswich City Centre. It will also improve road access, quality and safety.
General Manager of Infrastructure and Environment, Charlie Dill, said it would benefit residents, commuters and the wider community.
“It will have a positive impact on road conditions and safety,” Mr Dill said.
“It will help ease the bottleneck and improve the flow of traffic along Brisbane Street.”
Parts of the Ipswich City Council car park on Marsden Parade are being rebuilt to allow for the road changes.
The bottom half of the parking lot will be removed and added to the top half of the car park, extending towards Brisbane Street.
The car park will remain open throughout all phases of the project.
The realignment will be carried out in two stages to minimise any impact on residents, business owners and commuters.
Stage one will begin in late August 2019 and include:
- Demolition works at 53 Brisbane Street (existing service station) and 55 Brisbane Street (existing locksmith) with some rehabilitation works required
- The new section of the Council car park will be constructed
- Underground services will be relocated in preparation for the road works
Stage two will begin in mid-2020 and include:
- The new road alignment will be constructed
- Traffic signals and road lighting will be installed
- The footpath will be reinstated