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Meakin Rd infrastructure gets a $2 million upgrade

Published: 4 February 2016

Meakin Rd infrastructure gets a $2 million upgrade
Councillor Steve Swenson (Division 3) and Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairperson, Councillor Don Petersen, look over plans for the Meakin Rd upgrades that will happen over the coming months.

Logan City Council will invest $2 million into improving the infrastructure around the popular Meakin Park sporting complex over the next few months.

Roads and Water Committee Chairperson, Councillor Don Petersen, said road rehabilitation, water main replacement, a footpath and new signage were planned.

"We replace water mains at various locations across the city each year as they age, and this year the mains at Meakin Rd have been identified on the program," Cr Petersen said.

"We will replace the water main on the western side of Meakin Rd, between Queens Rd and the Meakin Park Sports Club, from mid-February.

"This will improve the way the local water network operates for residents and businesses."

Cr Petersen said this would be followed by a major rehabilitation project on a 430 metre section of the road from Queens Rd to Veldt St.

"Meakin Rd is well-used because of the many visitors to the sport and recreation areas, so we are going to give it some attention. By strengthening and rebuilding the road, we'll be ensuring it stays in good condition for drivers," he said.

"Road closures and traffic detours will be in place for these works and we'll notify residents and businesses well in advance before starting any construction in the area, which is likely from late-March.

Councillor Steve Swenson (Division 3) said the road rehabilitation and water network upgrade projects would be enhanced with new signage and a footpath along Meakin Rd.

"Council is installing new directional and information signage to promote Meakin Park and the many great local sports clubs that play out of it," he said.

"The illuminated signs will be installed at the intersections of Meakin Rd and Queens Rd, and Meakin Rd and Paradise Rd.

"Meanwhile, new footpaths will be installed on the eastern side of Meakin Rd, from Football Queensland's headquarters to Queens Rd, and then continue down to the Logan City Rugby Union Club."

Cr Swenson said Council was coordinating the scheduling of works across the four projects and would take every effort to reduce the impacts on the local community and motorists as much as possible.

Construction activities are scheduled to start in mid-February and are expected to be completed in September, pending weather and construction conditions.

Detailed information on each project will be distributed to local residents, businesses and sports clubs in the area before works start.

For more information, please call Council on 3412 3412.