Tuesday, 01 April 2014 10:14

Press Release - Hellawell Road Improvement Works Complete 18th March 2014

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has completed a $1.4 million road improvement project along Hellawell Road, Sunnybank Hills.

Local Councillor Kim Marx (Karawatha Ward) said the improvement works had ensured a uniform width along Hellawell Road, between The Avenue and Jackson Road.

“This section of road had previously contained differing widths which was corrected through the laying of asphalt to widen it in sections,” Cr Marx said.

“Kerb and channelling was also constructed, along with footpaths, to complete missing links and provide a continuous kerb and footpath on the northern side of the road.

“The kerb and channel works were essential in improving drainage to prevent pools of water forming on the road.”

Cr Marx said new kerb and channel was also constructed at the intersection of Jackson Road, while street lighting had been installed on the southern side of Hellawell Road.

“The project also included the completion of driveway reinstatements and installation of new line marking on Hellawell Road to install a right turn pocket into The Avenue.

“Public transport users should note the Borella Street bus stop was moved further east on Hellawell Road, while the Stringybark Street bus stop was relocated further west.

“Tree trimming, landscaping and tree planting was also undertaken within the project area.”

Cr Marx said Hellawell Road was a key east-west link for southside residents, linking Beaudesert Road with Pinelands Road.

“Many residential estates feed onto Hellawell Road so these improvement works will benefit many local residents and motorists,” she said.

“The project is part of Council’s investment of more than $1.15 billion this financial year for improvements and upgrades to Brisbane’s road and bikeway network.”