A smoother ride is on the way for Ipswich motorists with an upgrade to South Station Road at Silkstone underway.
The existing road surface between Rodney and Auld streets will be replaced along with sections of kerb and channel.
South Station Road will be closed to through traffic during the works with a detour via Grange Road in place.
There will also be temporary changes to bus stop locations, restricted access to footpaths for pedestrians and impacts on driveway access and on-street parking as works progress past properties.
Deputy Mayor and Division 3 Councillor Marnie Doyle encouraged motorists to be patient while the works are completed.
“This is a busy road and I understand there will be some inconvenience for motorists while these works are carried out. Council also acknowledges that local residents will be impacted by temporary traffic increases and on-street parking restrictions associated with these works,” Cr Doyle said.
“My fellow Division 3 Councillor Andrew Fechner and I have already worked with local residents on these issues and encourage reporting of any ongoing concerns to council on 3810 6666 or to your Division 3 councillors.”
Division 3 Councillor Andrew Fechner said the works should be completed by mid-year.
“The works are expected to be completed by late June 2021, weather permitting, and in turn will provide our growing community with the infrastructure it needs,” Cr Fechner said.
“While closing the road to through traffic is the safest and most effective way to complete this job, we recognise that it will cause inconvenience and thank residents and motorists for their patience.”
Signage has been installed at existing bus stops to update public transport users about temporary bus stop arrangements.
Community members with a question or concern about the works can contact council’s Infrastructure and Environment Department on 3810 6666 or IED.Projects@ipswich.qld.gov.au