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Upgraded kerbing and drainage on the way for Karalee streets

Council has started works along two sections of Settler Way in Karalee as part of the ongoing road maintenance and upgrade program across the city.

The works between Balmoral Grove and Park Road roundabouts commenced in late August and include replacing multiple storm water drain inlets, as well as replacing some of the kerb and channel.

The drainage component of the works is expected to be completed next week.

The upgrade also includes the removal and replacement of the pavement, which is expected to be complete in mid-2022.

Division 4 Councillor Kate Kunzelmann said council is committed to ensuring our city grows together.

“Ipswich is South East Queensland’s fastest growing city, and these works will ensure our city grows and advances together,” Cr Kunzelmann said.

“Ipswich is in the top 10 nationwide for growth and these works will also ensure we have the infrastructure we need for our community now and into the future.”

Division 4 Councillor Russell Milligan said the works will improve road safety and access to the Park Road boat ramp.

“Making Ipswich’s roads safer is a major priority for council,” Cr Milligan said.

“These works will improve road safety for our residents during heavy rainfall and will ensure an extended lifespan of these roads for years to come.”

Local residents can expect traffic controls, reduced speeds, increased noise due to construction equipment and excavation works.

Council’s $26 million road maintenance and rehabilitation budget for 2020-21 includes allocations to fill over 5,000 potholes, repair and resurface a network of 1,500km of sealed roads, maintain about 260km of gravel roads and ensure more than 26,000 streetlights are shining bright across the region.

Project information and updates for all works under construction or planned within council’s three-year capital portfolio are available on an interactive map at maps.ipswich.qld.gov.au/civicprojects

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