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Springfield infrastructure expansion nears milestone

Guy Hazlewood    March 27, 2024    2 min read   

As Springfield continues to burgeon as a thriving community, significant infrastructural enhancements are underway to accommodate its growth.

The latest update reveals the completion of Stage 1 of the Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial expansion project, with progress reports on Stages 2 and 3.

Landscaping for Stage 1 along Springfield Greenbank Arterial (Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial Duplication Project)

Stage 1, stretching from Hymba Yumba Independent School to Centenary Highway, marks a crucial step forward in the region’s development.

Key improvements include road widening, signalised intersection upgrades, cycle lanes, and pedestrian pathways.

The successful implementation of Stage 1 has significantly enhanced traffic flow, with the upgraded lanes accommodating over 20,000 vehicles per weekday.

This enhancement not only improves safety but also facilitates smoother travel experiences for the Springfield community.

The Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial roundabout has been upgraded to a signalised intersection to improve traffic flow.

Stage 2 is poised to extend the benefits of infrastructure upgrades.

Work commenced in December last year on Springfield Parkway from Topaz Road to just north of the Hymba Yumba Independent School.

Planned enhancements include road widening, signalised intersection upgrades, and the introduction of cycle lanes and pedestrian pathways.

Despite initial setbacks due to adverse weather conditions, early works have commenced and will continue through into 2025.

Stage 3, currently under construction, focuses on Springfield Greenbank Arterial from Eden Station Drive to Sinnathamby Boulevard.

The project encompasses widening the road, upgrading intersections, and integrating cycling and pedestrian facilities.

Sustainability remains a key focus throughout the project, with innovative environmental controls and resource management strategies in place.

The utilisation of existing materials and implementation of eco-friendly practices underscore the project’s commitment to minimising its environmental footprint.

Additionally, ancillary works, such as the reconfiguration of the Springfield Central Eastern Car Park, further enhance accessibility and convenience for commuters.

Scheduled for completion by mid-2024, these initiatives complement existing parking facilities, contributing to a seamless transportation experience within the Springfield precinct.

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Guy Hazlewood