Brisbane Valley Highway (Ipswich – Harlin) rehabilitate pavement

Detailed design is underway for pavement strengthening and resilience works to improve road conditions on 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) are planned for just over 1km of the Brisbane Valley Highway (locally known as Ipswich Street) through Esk township. Works will take place between Gatton Esk Road and just east of Richard Street and Barbour Street.

Design is underway and works are anticipated to begin in mid-2021, weather and construction scheduling permitting.

The project will provide an improved road surface and smoother driving conditions for over 5000 motorists that travel through Esk daily.

Benefits

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

Key features

  • Rehabilitating the existing pavement between Gatton Esk Road and just east of Richard Street and Barbour Street.
  • Replacing 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

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

Design layout

Design layout for this project