Live in Springfield? Zip around faster!
Homeowners located in Queensland's Springfield will find it easier to get around thanks to a massive infrastructure boost recently completed in the area.
Springfield is located just over 30 km south-west of Brisbane, with road and rail use popular in the area.
The Centenary Highway upgrade has been completed, while the addition of two new train stations makes commuting even easier.
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Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson recognised the completion of the $475 million highway upgrade with Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale on July 3.
The new highway links Springfield with nearby Richlands as part of the wider Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor initiative. The changes include three additional road bridges, lengthening of the Springfield Parkway northbound on-ramp, a new southbound on-ramp from the Logan Motorway, 5.5 km of road upgrades and a new central median separating southbound and northbound lanes of the highway, according to the Department of Transport and Main Roads.
"As part of our strong plan for better infrastructure we have increased capacity and improved safety for motorists on the Centenary Highway," Mr Emerson explained in a July 3 statement.
Mr Emerson noted that while the additional lanes have been used by motorists since June, it was July 3 that marked the official completion of the significant project.
In addition to better roads, Springfield residents who ride the train are also set for better journeys.
Earlier this year, 500 car parks were added to Springfield Central Station, making it easy for those living in the area to park up and jump aboard a train.
According to Mr Emerson, the parks are frequently over 90 per cent full by the morning peak, indicating the popularity of using the train to commute.
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