$18 million upgrade starts for Chambers Flat Rd

Councillor Phil Pidgeon (Division 9), Councillor Cherie Dalley (Division 8) and Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairperson, Councillor Don Petersen at the intersection of Chambers Flat Rd and Park Ridge Rd.

The largest road project in Logan City Council’s history is underway, with $18 million being invested to upgrade Chambers Flat Rd from Park Ridge to Crestmead.

Works include duplicating 2.7km of Chambers Flat Rd from Park Ridge Rd to Entrance St to accommodate two lanes in each direction, two new signalised intersections, the installation of a central median strip with street lighting, and drainage improvement works.

Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairperson, Councillor Don Petersen, said the upgrade was part of Council’s long-term vision to accommodate the growing needs of the Park Ridge area and its surrounds.

“Major developments underway through the Park Ridge Structure Plan in our new Logan Planning Scheme will bring about 30,000 people to the area in the coming years,” he said.

“To support this, Council is investing heavily in civil infrastructure now so that the needs of current and future residents and businesses are met.

“Once works are complete, two dedicated lanes will each be provided for northbound and southbound road users, increasing the capacity of the road between Park Ridge Rd and Entrance St.

“This will reduce traffic congestion and enhance road safety for the extra vehicles that are forecast to use the road in the future”.

Cr Petersen said the upgrade would greatly benefit people living in the area and thousands of commuters who use the road each day.

“There will be some changes for road users, including new signalised intersections at Bumstead Rd and Park Ridge Rd, changes to the Bayes Rd intersection and changed driveway access for some private properties along Chambers Flat Rd.

“We’ll have U-turn facilities in place at major intersections to help motorists and residents access properties.

Cr Petersen asked local residents and motorists for their patience while the project was completed.

“During construction, local residents and motorists will notice some construction impacts including reduced speed limits, changed traffic conditions, minor traffic delays at times, temporary footpath closures and vegetation removal along the construction corridor.

“One traffic lane in each direction and existing turning movements will also be in place during the works.”

The majority of construction works will be carried out as day works from Monday to Friday, however some night works and weekend works may be required at times for certain activities, including asphalting works as each section of the new road is complete.

“All affected residents and businesses will receive advanced written notice prior to the commencement of such works,” Cr Petersen said.

The upgrade will be delivered in stages by appointed contractor BMD Urban. The first stage of works will occur from the southern end of the works zone to Bumstead Rd. All works are scheduled for completion by late 2016, construction and weather conditions permitting.