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City’s growth hotspots reflected in traffic count

28 February 2017

Surging growth in Ipswich’s developing suburbs has been reflected in latest traffic data with council’s annual count revealing strong growth at South Ripley and Springfield.

City Infrastructure spokesperson Councillor Cheryl Bromage said daily volume on Ripley Road was up a massive 68 per cent, while thousands more vehicles were recorded on key roads in the Springfield area.

“In 2016 we recorded 3,350 vehicles per day on Ripley Road at our traffic count site south of Centenary Highway, which is an extra 1,350 on the 2,000 vehicles per day recorded in 2015,” Cr Bromage said.

“This increase is off a relatively low base, however it reflects the growth we are seeing at South Ripley as this emerging community continues to take shape.

“In December South Ripley welcomed the city’s 200,000th resident and more recently the first sod was turned on construction of the nearby new $1.5 billion town centre.”

Cr Bromage said developing communities in the city’s east featured strongly in the city’s top 10 busiest roads.

“Augusta Parkway has again topped the list as the busiest council-controlled road in Ipswich, with 31,400 vehicles using the road per day, up 4,900 from our last count,” Cr Bromage said.

“As well, there was a 21 per cent increase recorded on Sinnathamby Boulevard which is attracting 23,600 vehicles per day.

“These increases reflect ongoing growth in the Springfield area as well as the increasing popularity of Robelle Domain and Orion Lagoon, which has proven extremely popular with residents and visitors alike.”

Ipswich City Council has carried out its Strategic Traffic Count Program in October/November each year since 2010, with the data used to advise council’s transport planning, traffic operations, investment and development assessment activities.

State-controlled roads are not included in the traffic count.

Largest % increase in traffic

NO.

ROAD

SUBURB

LOCATION / SECTION

DAILY VOLUME*

INCREASE

2015

2016

NO.

%

1

Ripley Road

Ripley, South Ripley

South of Centenary Hwy

2,000

3,350

1,350

68%

2

Ashburn Road

Bundamba

200m east of Hoepner Rd

3,900

5,000

1,100

28%

3

Jones Road

Goodna

300m north of Katandra Cr

3,800

4,850

1,050

28%

4

Pisasale Drive

Yamanto

Warwick Rd & Kerners Rd

3,300

4,100

800

24%

5

Sinnathamby Boulevard

Springfield Central

200m north of Main St

19,500

23,650

4,150

21%

* Average weekday traffic (rounded) and measured as vehicles per day.

Top 10 busiest council controlled roads

NO.

ROAD

SUBURB

LOCATION / SECTION

WEEKDAY TRAFFIC*

GROWTH

2015

2016

1

Augusta Parkway

Augustine Heights, Brookwater

200m south of Technology Dr

26,500

31,400

19%

2

Old Toowoomba Road

Leichhardt, One Mile

Lobb Street & Ernest St

22,250

23,950

8%

3

Sinnathamby Boulevard

Springfield Central

200m north of Main St

19,500

23,600

21%

4

Springfield Greenbank Arterial

Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes

Main Street & Sinnathamby Blvd

20,100

23,000

14%

5

Springfield Parkway

Springfield

SGA & Bridgewater Dr

20,200

21,100

5%

6

Brisbane Street

West Ipswich

Keogh Street & Hooper St

19,700

20,200

3%

7

Redbank Plains Road

Bellbird Park, Redbank Plains

200m north of Barry Dr

21,000

20,200

-4%

8

Queen Street

Goodna

Eric Street & Marie St

19,250

18,300

-5%

9

Old Logan Road

Camira

200m south of Alice St

17,250

18,000

4%

10

Pine Street

North Ipswich

40m north of Ferguson St

16,800

17,650

5%

* Average weekday traffic (rounded) and measured as vehicles per day.

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