Accelerated funding has been allocated through the following Road Stimulus Packages to increase investment in roads and transport infrastructure as part of The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy.
Brisbane Valley Highway (Ipswich – Harlin) Esk rehabilitate pavement
Construction is now complete for pavement strengthening and resilience works to improve road conditions on a section of the Brisbane Valley Highway through Esk.
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 has now been completed. Works were carried out from Gatton Esk Road (locally known as Middle Street) to just south of Richard Street and Barbour Street.
The project provides an improved road surface and smoother driving conditions for over 5000 motorists that travel through Esk daily.
- Improves safety
- Reduces maintenance
- Improves ride quality
- Contributes to economy
- Pavement rehabilitation from Gatton-Esk Road (Middle Street) to just south of Richard Street and Barbour Street.
- The Brough Bridge deck over Sandy Creek was resurfaced.
- Improvements were made to the Middle Street intersection.
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
Construction was completed in March 2022 for pavement strengthening and resilience works to improve road conditions on the Brisbane Valley Highway through Esk.