Townsville

Essential stormwater infrastructure upgrades are underway in Townsville, in a bid to minimise the risk of flood damage. 

The stormwater infrastructure along Ingham road has reached the end of its operational life and needs replacing.

The $355,000 project is expected to take two months to complete and involves removing and reinstating some sections of the road to upgrade the stormwater infrastructure.

Townsville Infrastructure Services Committee chairperson and councillor, Kurt Rehbein, said the stormwater infrastructure helped redirect surface water to minimise damage associated with extreme weather. 

“It is vital Council carry out the work, to ensure the infrastructure remains fit for purpose ahead of any future significant weather events,” Cr Rehbein said.

Cr Rehbein said closing the whole section of Ingham Road between Pilkington and Duckworth streets was the safest option for motorists and will allow Council to carry out the work as quickly as possible.

Townsville City Council Mayor, Jenny Hill, said she understood the inconvenience the road closure could cause for some motorists, but the work needs to be completed. 

“Ingham Road is a heavily used road, particularly for residents who live in the northern suburbs and work in Garbutt or the city,” Mayor Hill said.

Ingham Road will be closed between Pilkington and Duckworth streets from 26 April 2022 to allow Council to complete the necessary upgrades.

For more information on the project, go to Ingham Road Drainage Upgrade.

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