One of Ipswich’s busiest intersections is set for a massive overhaul, with the Palaszczuk Government announcing new funding as part of a $400 million package to supercharge roads and jobs across Queensland.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement in parliament today, which will see $10 million invested to upgrade the five-way Brisbane Road intersection with Chermside and Glebe roads, which connects Ipswich with the Cunningham Highway.
Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard welcomed the news, saying the investment would create works for local business and importantly support 15 jobs during construction.
“This is about infrastructure for Queenslanders by Queenslanders,” Ms Howard said.
“Today’s announcement builds on $3.28 billion being rolled out across our region’s and transport on projects like the East Ipswich station upgrade, and will play a crucial role in supporting jobs as we come out the other end of COVID-19.
Ms Howard said the package announced today would also include $200 million to widen and seal key freight routes across the state as well as upgrades to older bridges and culverts.
“This $400 million package is another step in laying the groundwork so that when we are past the worst, we can mobilise projects to stimulate our economy and create jobs for Queenslanders.”