IPSWICH roads will get $78 million spent on them in this new financial year.
Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said $78 million will be spent on maintaining, upgrading and expanding
roads with another $41 million for strategic transport projects.
“Strategic transport projects include the signalisation of the Queen Street and Albert Street intersection
in Goodna and design works for Ripley Road upgrades at various locations,” she explained.
“Further work on upgrading and duplication of the Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial Road – council’s largest ever road construction project – will continue with $23 million allocated over the next year.”
Another $15 million will be spent on stages three and four upgrades of Redbank Plains Road with more than $31 million set aside for rehabilitation of 1710 kilometres of sealed roads and 268 kilometres of gravel roads, and new and upgraded kerb and channels.
“An additional $5.9 million will be spent on bridge and culvert works,” Cr Harding said. She said council had
invested heavily in its three-year capital plan.
“Our capital works program for the next financial year is set at $229 million.
“Between 2022 and 2025, council will spend $4.5 million upgrading Ripley Road in Ripley, to a four-lane urban standard road.
“We will spend $14.5 million over three years on kerb and channel works,” she said Council spent more
than $4.3 million on flood recovery efforts this year, filling in about 3000 potholes and repairing and reopening more than 100 roads and bridges.
Another $1.1 million has been set aside to fix about 6030 potholes while $4.8 million will be spent on maintaining the more than 27,000 streetlights.