SPRINGFIELD’S growth has brought with it some frustrating traffic nightmares, but at least one will soon be just a memory after the barriers went down today (Thursday) on Australia Avenue.
Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said Australia Avenue will provide a critical link between Eden Station Drive, Southern Cross Circuit and Orion Springfield Central, easing pressure on the surrounding road network and improving access to the Centenary Highway.
“Seventy percent of Ipswich’s growth is occurring in the corridor between Springfield and Ipswich Central and Australia Avenue will become an important link for easing congestion in this rapidly growing area,” she said.
“The construction of Australia Avenue has been delivered by Springfield City Group as a developer-contributed roadworks project and has now been handed over to council.”
Cr Paul Tully said the opening of Australia Avenue will also help traffic flow as upgrades continue on the nearby Springfield Parkway.
Roadwork on Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank include the much-needed expansion from two to four lanes to best support efficient transport for Springfield and the city’s eastern corridor’s growing population.
“Springfield Parkway is the largest road project Ipswich has undertaken and is currently progressing smoothly as key milestones continue to be met.”
With the expansion of Springfield Parkway, the Australia Avenue finalisation will be of great benefit for the community as access to Springfield Central Railway Station through to Southern Cross Circuit and the Orion shopping precinct is now easier.
Cr Nicole Jonic said the opening of this developer-delivered road has been eagerly anticipated by our community. “These are important works for our city and it’s important as our city continues to grow that our road network also expands,” she said.