With the City of Logan population forecast to nearly double over the next 25 years, it is important we act now so our roads network can cope with the expected demand.

Logan City Council is undertaking major works on our busiest thoroughfares to increase traffic capacity, reduce travel times and cut congestion.

With half a million people tipped to live here in the next decade, and 600,000 by 2046, it’s work that will be welcomed by drivers, as more vehicles hit the road.

Logan City council spent $140.1 million on road and drainage capital works over the 12 months to June 30 – that’s a record delivery for us.

Part of that spend was $58.3 million on repaving more than 290 streets, while we spent $4.3 million on upgrading bridges and stormwater drains.

Time and again we’ve showcased our innovation as a council, and it really shows in our work on the roads network.

A new ‘foam bitumen’ technique is being used to improve Mundoolun Road at Jimboomba to make it more resistant to heavy rain events.

Water is pumped into hot bitumen.

The heat turns it to steam, which expands the mixture up to 15 times its original volume.

The result is a new surface which is stronger and more water-resistant.

Loganlea Road is being widened from University Drive at Meadowbrook to the M1 at Slacks Creek.

That work includes a new lane for the Ray Hodgson Bridge, while almost 2km of electric cabling has been installed underground to improve safety and reduce maintenance costs.

Another $120 million works program across the city is planned for this financial year.

With a relatively dry spring and summer predicted, we should be able to make good progress on all projects.

Scheduled work includes major intersection upgrades and new cycleways across the city.

If you use a bicycle, scooter or joggers to get around our city, watch this space.

We are investing heavily in active transport to give people options to travel without a car.

Council recently opened the newest section of the Slacks Track at Gunungai Drive.

The centrepiece is a bright yellow, 35m bridge over Slacks Creek. The upgrade was part of a $5.6 million spend on shared pathways and cycleways last financial year.

We are also saving 10,000 tonnes of spoil from landfill by using recycled concrete in local roads projects and filling potholes quicker and safer thanks to a specially equipped truck called a Jet Patcher.

Learn more about current and upcoming projects at logan.qld.gov.au/roads-upgrade-plan.

 

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