Ipswich in Summer 22-23
IPSWICH’S LARGEST ROAD PROJECT INCORPORATING RECYCLED BITUMEN
Work already completed for Stage 1 on the Springfield Greenbank Arterial (from Eden Station Drive to Springfield Parkway) and Springfield Parkway (from Hymba Yumba Community Hub to the Centenary Highway, Springfield) include bulk earthworks, drainage works, retaining walls, water main works, underground conduit installation, relocation of services and the construction of a single span 20 metre bridge over Opossum Creek. Road users may notice changes in the landscape and experience possible traffic delays or an increase in noise for sections of the upgrade. The Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial Road Upgrade is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS) and Ipswich City Council.
Ipswich’s largest road upgrade is incorporating sustainable techniques in road paving as council continues to
move to a circular economy. The Springfield Parkway and
Springfield Greenbank Arterial work is incorporating recycled materials in the production of the foam bitumen being used in construction. The foam bitumen uses the existing material on-site which reduces the need for transporting new materials, reducing the number of trucks on the road and producing a more efficient use of resources. Foam bitumen is also more environmentally friendly to produce as it does not need the high temperatures that traditional bitumen does, reducing the carbon footprint. Springfield Parkway and Springfield Greenbank Arterial are being expanded from two lanes to four lanes to assist in supporting efficient transport for Springfield and the city’s eastern corridor’s growing population.
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