Brisbane Valley Highway (Ipswich – Harlin) Esk rehabilitate pavement

Construction is underway for pavement strengthening and resilience works to improve road conditions on a section of the Brisbane Valley Highway through Esk. This $5.5 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments as part of the $158.1 million Regional Economic Enabling Fund, under the $415 million economic stimulus package to help the Queensland economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pavement strengthening and resilience works (pavement rehabilitation) for just over 1km of the Brisbane Valley Highway (locally known as Ipswich Street) through the Esk township. Works will take place from Gatton Esk Road (locally known as Middle Street) to just south of Richard Street and Barbour Street.

Construction started in late September 2021 and is expected to be complete by mid-2022, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The project will provide an improved road surface and smoother driving conditions for more than 5,000 motorists that travel through Esk daily.

 

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Improves ride quality
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

  • Rehabilitating the existing pavement from Gatton Esk Road (Middle Street) to just south of Richard Street and Barbour Street.
  • Resurfacing the Brough Bridge deck over Sandy Creek.
  • Improvements to the Middle Street intersection.

Funding

This $5.5 million project is part of the Australian and Queensland governments' $158.1 million Regional Economic Enabling Fund, under the $415 million economic stimulus package. Investment ID 1704529

Total investment
$5.5 million
Australian Government
$4.4 million
Queensland Government
$1.1 million

Current status

Construction is underway for pavement strengthening and resilience works to improve road conditions on the Brisbane Valley Highway through Esk.

Project layout

Design layout for this project