SPRINGFIELD motorists are finally getting their first taste of the new Springfield Greenbank Arterial as the city’s largest road upgrade passes several key construction milestones.
Vehicles travelling along Springfield Greenbank Arterial, from Eden Station Drive towards Springfield Parkway, have now been switched over to the new road alignment.
Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial are being expanded from two lanes to four lanes to assist in supporting efficient transport for Springfield and the city’s eastern corridor’s growing population.
The traffic switch will result in a temporary closure of the intersection of Escarpment Drive at Springfield Greenbank Arterial for approximately four months.
Access into Escarpment Drive estate for all road users will be via Springfield Parkway, and there will be staged switching of pedestrian and shared pathways over the coming months.
There will also be further closures on these entrances and exits throughout the year.
Traffic switches will also occur next month along Springfield Parkway from Springfield Lakes Boulevard towards the Springfield Parkway roundabout, and from the roundabout to past Hymba Yumba Independent School.
The project still has another 12 months of crucial construction work ahead of it. The Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial Upgrade is funded by the Queensland Government through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme and Ipswich City Council.