The City of Logan roads need constant maintenance and that requires a decent commitment to funding. In the latest budget handed down, council have done just that with some projects set to work with other councils and levels of government.
Logan City Council has committed a record spend of more than $100 million towards delivering improved and safer roads over the next year.
The funding will go towards ongoing works along with kerb and drainage upgrades.
City Infrastructure Committee Chairperson Councillor Teresa Lane said this year’s budget set a record for city-wide roads investment.
“Whether you’re in Browns Plains or Beenleigh there’s something for everyone in this year’s program of works,” Cr Lane said.
“Last year, Council delivered $85 million in capital delivery in roads and drainage enhancements across 600 locations.
“This year we look forward to building on that with a record spend across all divisions.
“Whether it’s a major road construction or something minor but important such as kerb and channel work, Logan residents are going to see a lot of improvements wherever they live.”
Major works include:
• $38.5 million over two years– Chambers Flat Rd from Kings Way to Mt Lindesay Hwy, Chambers Flat (jointly funded under the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program)
• $32 million – City-wide pavement rehabilitation, asphalt and spray seal resurfacing
• $9 million – Stormwater drainage upgrades at Woodlands Dr catchment, Rochedale South with a further $11 million over the subsequent two years
• $5 million – Kerbing and stormwater drainage upgrades to streets in Jimboomba with further streets in future years
• $4.5 million – Scott Lane culvert replacement with a new concrete bridge, North Maclean (jointly funded under the Federal Government’s Bridge Renewal Program)
• $3 million – Construction of Doug White Dr (Stage 1), Park Ridge
• $1.5 million over two years – Intersection upgrade and signalisation of Browns Plains Rd, Campden St and Scrubby Creek Rd intersection, Browns Plains
City Governance Committee Chairperson, Councillor Lisa Bradley said council has also committed 8.3 million over the next three years towards upgrading the intersection of Rochedale and Priestdale roads, Rochedale South.
“This will be a jointly-funded project with Brisbane City Council and the Federal Government. I am very excited about this project. Securing these funds is the final piece in the puzzle to enable delivery.”
Council will also continue its Portable Speed Advisory Signs (PSAS) program, with signs to be relocated on a quarterly basis.
The electronic signs remind drivers of the speed they are travelling and are Council’s way of creating neighbourhoods that are welcoming and safe.
The 22 signs will be seen in targeted locations across the city to complement Council’s SafeRoads4Logan road safety strategy. Council manages more than $6.5 billion worth of assets including more than 2322km of bitumen roads, 1317km of footpaths, 32,000 streetlights and 1293km of stormwater pipes.