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$1.9 million rehabilitation for Ewing Rd

Published: 1 June 2016

$1.9 million rehabilitation for Ewing Rd
Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairman, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, and Division 2 Councillor, Russell Lutton, at Ewing Rd.

One of the busiest roads in the City of Logan will be upgraded through a major rehabilitation project valued at $1.9 million.

Logan City Council Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairperson, Councillor Phil Pidgeon, said reconstructing Ewing Rd at Woodridge between Smith Rd and Southgate Dr would be no simple feat.

"Ewing Rd is a major thoroughfare for many local drivers, which means some carefully-considered detours will be in place, but adding to the complexity of the project is the fact that much of the rehabilitation work is being done on quite a steep hill," he said.

“Council is investing almost $2 million into the project to ensure the road remains at a high standard for all users."

The road will be strengthened and rebuilt, and some sections of kerb and channel will be replaced.

Cr Pidgeon said Ewing Rd would become a one-way road from 11 June, with one south-bound lane providing access to residents and businesses.

“North-bound traffic will not be able to access Ewing Rd from Smith Rd, and the Monash St and Karen St intersections will be closed," he said.

“Traffic will be directed to turn left onto Smith Rd and then right onto North Rd, or motorists will also have the option of turning right onto Smith Rd and heading towards Kingston Rd.”

"South-bound traffic will be able to turn left from Henty Rd onto Ewing Rd.

Councillor Russell Lutton (Division 2) said extra traffic was expected on North Rd and Smith Rd and motorists were advised to seek alternative routes or avoid the area if possible.

He said works would generally happen between 6.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday, but some after-hours work may be required.

“We encourage drivers to be patient and seek alternative routes if possible or allow extra time to complete their journey.

“Council is taking every effort to minimise disruptions to the community and directly-affected residents will have access to their properties at all times.

“Some bus stops will be moved too as a result of the works and Translink will have signs at affected stops before works starts.”

Works should be completed by early-December, weather and construction conditions permitting.

For more information, call 3412 5436 or email roadmaintenance@logan.qld.gov.au