Council strengthens battered suburban roads

Brisbane City Council is tackling road damage in the south west, with upgrade works underway at Northbrook Street at Sinnamon Park.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the $472,000 project would repair and improve the road surface along the suburban street, which is frequently utilised by cars and buses.

“The project is one of the final being completed as part of the $60 million investment in road resurfacing in 2014/15,” Cr Quirk said.

“As part of the 2015/16 Council budget, I have upped the investment in road resurfacing works to a record $100 million as part of the Smoother Suburban Streets Program.

“This will make more than 380 suburban streets across the city smoother, safer, and more enjoyable to travel on.

“Northbrook Street has suffered significant wear and tear due to its frequent use by local vehicles and several bus routes, and will be upgraded by removing existing asphalt and the top gravel layer, and replacing it with fresh asphalt to a depth of 125mm.

“By continually investing in road network resurfacing, we can improve the longevity of the road surface and ensure we are delivering a value for money asset maintenance strategy for Brisbane ratepayers.

“Our roads have experienced a ‘loss of life’ due to some of the very heavy rainfall events we’ve had in recent years and this investment is part of making Brisbane a connected, accessible city that is easy for people to get around.

“I’ve scheduled 383 streets for road resurfacing including 15 larger roads that will each receive a $1 million road resurfacing to improve their longevity and deliver a smooth ride.

“My commitment to the new smoother suburban streets program extends beyond the road surface quality and includes a total increase of $5.1 million or 11.8% on improved line markings, footpath reconstruction, and kerb and channel maintenance.”

The 2015-16 Budget has an investment of $29 million for new footpaths and ongoing maintenance, $9.2 million for kerb and channel works, $5.6 million for pavement design and construction and $5 million for a refresh of lines and road markings.

“I encourage people to help us maintain the progress we are making by reporting road maintenance issues through Council’s contact centre on 3403 8888,” he said.

The 15 roads receiving more than $1 million in road resurfacing works include:

  • Archerfeld Road Darra $1.1 million
  • Boundary Road Camp Hill $1.8 million
  • Cracknell Road Tarragindi $1.2 million
  • Fernvale Road Tarragindi $1.0 million
  •  Honour Avenue Chelmer $1.4 million
  •  Lavarack Avenue Eagle Farm $1.2 million
  • Milton Road Milton $1.2 million
  • Newnham Road Mt Gravatt East $1.1 million
  •  Nudgee Road Banyo/Northgate $1.4 million
  •  Old Cleveland Road Carina & Coorparoo $3.0 million
  • Pinelands Road Sunnybank Hills $1 million
  • Ridgewood Road Algester $1.1 million
  • Rode Road McDowall $1 million
  • Scrub Road Carindale $1 million
  • Wynnum Road Cannon Hill & Wynnum $2.6 million