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Four-lane milestone reached in Springfield Road upgrade

Guy Hazlewood    July 9, 2024    2 min read   

The Springfield Greenbank Arterial near Brighton Homes Arena has officially opened to four lanes of traffic, marking a significant milestone in the city’s largest-ever road upgrade project.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding highlighted the importance of the Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial duplication project in addressing the current and future traffic demands of one of Queensland’s fastest-growing regions.

Mayor Harding and Division 2 Councillor Paul Tully at the newly-opened section of Springfield Greenbank Arterial. Source: Ipswich City Council

“Four lanes of traffic are now open along Springfield Greenbank Arterial from the Eden Station Drive intersection to the rail overpass in front of Brighton Homes Arena,” Mayor Harding said. 

“This stage of the duplication project involved over 10,000 tonnes of asphalt and 34,000 cubic metres of excavation. Despite challenges from significant rainfall and storms earlier this year, the work was completed on time and with an excellent safety record.”

Councillor Andrew Antoniolli, chair of the infrastructure, planning and assets committee, expressed excitement about the progress. 

“This is a pivotal moment in our ongoing efforts to duplicate two major thoroughfares in Springfield,” he said. 

“Delivering the right infrastructure at the right time is crucial for our community.”

Deputy Mayor and Division 2 Councillor Nicole Jonic noted the substantial advancements along Springfield Greenbank Arterial, including nearly complete new kerbs and streetlights from Eden Station Drive to Sinnathamby Boulevard.

 “The park ‘n’ ride entry and Exit 32 are progressing well, connecting to a new signalised intersection and a dedicated left-hand turn lane,” she said. 

“I thank everyone for their patience and safe driving around this critical work.”

Division 2 Councillor Paul Tully reflected on the recent improvements and the future plans for Springfield Parkway. 

“Upgrading the largest intersection at Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial was a major task completed late last year, significantly benefiting local motorists,” Cr Tully said. 

“This financial year, council contractors will extend the duplication north from the new intersection at Springfield Greenbank Arterial to Topaz Drive.”

Residents can visit the Ipswich City Council’s website for more information about the ongoing upgrades to Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial.

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Guy Hazlewood