Featured image: Division 9 Councillor, Scott Bannan, at the upgraded section of Mundoolun Road in Jimboomba. Image credit: City of Logan Council.

City of Logan has announced that works are underway on its $77.7 million widening of Loganlea Road – part of the City’s record $140 million roads and drainage spend.

The Loganlea Road is an essential community asset, servicing the Logan Hospital and the Meadowbrook health precinct. 

These works across the City will prepare the network for serious growth, with the population set to almost double by 2041. 

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

Below the surface, extensive new drainage and almost 2km of electricity lines have been installed to improve safety, flood resilience and visual appeal. 

Work will soon begin on widening the Ray Hodgson Bridge which spans Slacks Creek. 

Council is spending $55.2 million on the Loganlea Road upgrade. The project is receiving $22.5 million in funding from the Federal Government’s Infrastructure Investment Program. 

Council’s 2022/23 roads delivery included: 

  • $58.3 million to resurface more than 290 streets 
  • $49.3 million on road upgrades to improve the network 
  • $5.6 million on the upgrade and enhancement of shared pedestrian paths and cycleways 
  • $4.3 million to upgrade bridges and stormwater drainage 

Council expected that the innovative resurfacing methods it is employing at Mundoolun Road, Jimboomba, will pay dividends.

‘Foamed bitumen’ – made by injecting water into hot bitumen so it vaporises and expands the mixture by up to 15 times its original volume – was used to ensure a harder, more durable pavement which is more resilient to heavy rain. 

This method allows vehicles to travel on the road sooner, with shorter road closures from flooding and less disruption for motorists. 

The road will have wider lanes and shoulders, and improved intersections for drivers entering from side streets. Additional street lighting and line marking are still to come. 

Logan City Mayor, Darren Power, thanked motorists for their patience while essential upgrades were being undertaken. 

“This is important work to prepare our roads network. It will cut travel times and congestion and allow drivers to get home safely,” Mayor Power said. 

“I’d like to thank the Federal Government for its contribution to Loganlea Road and Mundoolun Road upgrades.” 

Division 9 Councillor, Scott Bannan, welcomed the work at Mundoolun Road. 

“Council has done some cool work on this stretch of road to make it wider and safer,” Cr Bannan said. 

“It’s one of my region’s busiest roads – 40,000 use it every week – so this is a terrific investment for our community.” 

The Mundoolun Rd project is jointly funded by Council and the Federal Government’s 2022/23 Roads to Recovery Program. 

Featured image: Division 9 Councillor, Scott Bannan, at the upgraded section of Mundoolun Road in Jimboomba. Image credit: City of Logan Council. 

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