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A move in the right direction for motorists in Murrumba Downs

By Ellie Boswell

The intersection at Brays Road and McClintock Drive is about to get an efficiency design upgrade, with Council today approving $1 million to undertake sewer relocation works.

Mayor Peter Flannery said the gas main and power poles have already been relocated and the next step is to relocate the sewer rising mains beneath the surface.

“We have contracted Unitywater nearly $1 million to relocate sewer pipes as part of the Brays Road and McClintock Drive upgrade project,” Mayor Flannery said.

“Once this is complete, we can continue the major roadworks and asphalting required to keep motorists moving in and around Murrumba Downs.

“These broader improvement works already underway will include the widening and upgrading of all road pavements to provide additional turn lanes and active transport facilities, upgraded stormwater drainage infrastructure, pathways and landscaping improvements.

“The intersections at Moreton Street, Normanby Road and McClintock Drive will be signalised with a new roundabout at the intersection of Twin Lakes Drive.

“The aim of the project is to improve safety for all users and reduce traffic delays for current and future volumes.

“These works will be undertaken while the contractor is on site to ensure minimal additional disruption.”

Deputy Mayor Denise Sims (Div 7) said the region’s booming population growth made continued investment in an integrated, safe and reliable transport network absolutely critical.

“I’d like to thank locals for their patience as we work to improve the efficiency and safety of our road networks,” Cr Sims said.

“The improvements this project will deliver to the nearby local school during peak drop-off and pick-up times are something locals have been calling for.

“And it’s not hard to see why so many people are wanting to live in Murrumba Downs, Griffin and Kallangur – given the array of housing options, convenient access to the Bruce Highway and proximity of Westfield North Lakes shopping centre.

“I’m proud to be part of a Council that’s taking action to address potential congestion issues now, so that they don’t become a bigger headache for residents in years to come.”

The sewer relocation works are scheduled to start in early 2021. Construction on the broader project commenced in October 2020 and expected to be completed by September 2021, weather depending.

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