Reconstructing Lockyer Valley and Ipswich regions
The Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking road reconstruction works in the Lockyer Valley and Ipswich regions as part of Operation Queenslander.
Various state-controlled roads in the Lockyer Valley and Ipswich regions.
- Metropolitan Region
The department is undertaking road reconstruction works in the Lockyer Valley and Ipswich regions, rebuilding communities, fixing infrastructure and restoring regional economies after recent flooding and cyclone events.
As a result of these events, more than 100km of the road network throughout the Lockyer Valley and Ipswich regions were damaged in some way. This damage ranged from potholes to major embankment slips and some roads being completely washed away.
This $478 million program of works is being delivered under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), a joint federal and state initiative. Under these arrangements, the Australian Government provides 75% of the funding, with 25% from the Queensland Government.
The reconstruction works will be undertaken in the Lockyer Valley and Ipswich regions within the next 3 years.
From 2011 to 2014, the department will deliver numerous long-term reconstruction projects. During this time there will be a significant amount of construction occurring across the road network throughout the Lockyer Valley and Ipswich regions.
While this reconstruction occurs, there will be roadworks and changed traffic conditions across the network. The department asks motorists for their patience while these important repairs take place.
Road users will be kept up to date on upcoming roadworks and changes to traffic conditions. Please keep a look out in your local paper and listen to radio for any planned changes.
Lockyer Valley and Ipswich regions factsheet: April 2012
Lockyer Valley and Ipswich: regions map
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