08 November 2011

That's a deep hole in Lower James Street Goodna

PIC: The hole in Lower James St Goodna showing the top of the roadway on the top right down to the black roof of the excavator at the bottom.

As part of the Ipswich Motorway upgrade, a major drainage connection is being built from James St, behind the Goodna State School, under the Ipswich Motorway and railway line and then underground direct to the Brisbane River on Brisbane Terrace.

The project which is due for completion in mid-2012 will divert stormwater from the existing open drain which runs from Lower Stuart St, back across Lower James St, Lower Albert St, Lower William St and through the Evan Marginson Park to Woogaroo Creek.

The construction is a joint Federal, State and Ipswich City Council project.

Division 2 Councillor said the new pipe would divert the majority of water direct to the Brisbane River during major rain events which have caused localised flooding in the past.

"It will not reduce riverine flooding but will have a major impact on Q100 rain events in the western part of Goodna," Cr Tully said.

The new 2.4 metre diameter pipe runs underground for the full length of Lower James St from the railway line to the Brisbane River.

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