Redbank Plains Road Upgrade Stage 3 (Keidges Road to Kruger Parade) will upgrade this section of Redbank Plains Road to a four-lane, divided carriageway configuration.

Redbank Plains Road and Queen Street together function as a key arterial road link between the Cunningham Highway at Blackstone and the Ipswich Motorway at Goodna, servicing the Ipswich eastern growth suburbs of Redbank Plains, Collingwood Park, and Bellbird Park.

The City of Ipswich Transport Plan (iGO) identifies the need to upgrade Redbank Plains Road between Keidges Road and Kruger Parade to four lanes to meet population growth in the area and the associated, increased traffic demands. The link is also identified as a principal cycle route in council’s iGO Active Transport Action Plan (ATAP) and the Department of Transport and Main Roads’ (TMR) SEQ Principal Cycle Network Plan 2016.

This will be the third section of Redbank Plains Road to be completed under council’s 10-Year Transport Infrastructure Plan.

Redbank Plains Road Upgrade Map (PDF, 3.5 MB)

Key components

Key components of the project include:

  • Upgrade of the road to four lanes.
  • Installation of 3m shared-use pathway (pedestrians, cyclists, and other users) on the western side.
  • Installation of a 1.5m pathway on the eastern side.
  • Removal of the Redbank Plans Road and Kruger Parade roundabout and replacement with a signalised intersection.
  • Morgan Street configurations will change. There will no longer be an exit from Morgan Street onto Redbank Plains Road and no right turn into Morgan Street from the western lanes of Redbank Plains Road. Left entry from Redbank Plains Road will still be possible.
  • Removal of the service road on the western side of Redbank Plains Road between Barry Drive and Shannon Street.
  • Installation of a number of signalised intersections, some with U-turn facility.
  • Installation of a raised median strip along the stretch of road between Shannon and Verran streets.
  • Grading of road so that, in some stretches, the east and west lanes will be at different levels with raised median strip.
  • Changes to entry and exit arrangements for most streets entering/exiting Redbank Plains Road.
  • Removal of all street parking along the section of Redbank Plains Road.
  • Removal of a pedestrian crossing and installation of signalised crossings at intersections.
  • Relocation of bus stops.
  • Jansen Street extended through to Borlase Street (works already commenced).
  • Installation of retaining wall in front of some properties.
  • Works within some property boundaries.
  • Services relocations.

Project timeframes



Concept design released

July 2018 (completed)

Detailed design released

June 2021 (completed)

Service relocations to commence

July 2022 (completed)

Tender for principal construction contractor released

Q3 2021 (August)

Construction commences

Q3 August 2022

Scheduled date for completion

Q4 2024

This project is jointly funded by council and the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS).

This section of Redbank Plains Road is within, or borders, Divisions 1 and 2.

For any enquiries about this project, please contact council’s Infrastructure and Environment Department on (07) 3810 6666 between 8.00 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday or email