Work has started on the first stage of the missing link of the Mango Hill ring road along Lamington Rd. BMD Urban is building the road for developer Philip Usher Constructions with a price tag of more than $4 million.
Philip Usher Constructions development manager George Turner said work was about 40 per cent of the way through with the contract due to be finished in February.
Senior project manager with Premise Engineering Andrew Green said part of the project was a major upgrade of Kinsellas Rd West from Light Horse Rd to the Lamington Rd roundabout.
Lamington Rd has been altered to bring it closer to the intersection with Anzac Ave and Capestone Blvd.
The works will take it to within about 200m of Anzac Ave, Mr Green said.
Traffic controls are in place to improve safety along these roads.
The new intersection will be a Moreton Bay Regional Council and State Government project, making it easier for people living in that area of Mango Hill to get to Mango Hill East railway station.
Philip Usher Constructions proposes to build 233 townhouses on Lamington Rd in two stages.
It will also build 94 townhouses on an adjacent allotment on Kinsellas Rd West. This complex will include a child care centre.
Mango Hill Progress Association president Laurence Christie said: “There is a huge amount of development going on.
“It is changing the dynamics of the place.”
A council spokesman said council continued to work with the Government on a potential connection between Lamington Rd and Anzac Ave near the Capestone Blvd intersection.
Mango Hill ring road is the generic term for a number of sections of road that link North Lakes and Mango Hill, connecting with the Mango Hill train station, St Benedict’s College and new areas such as Capestone.
Recent sections of the ring road completed, the Mango Hill Blvd Bridge and Capestone Blvd Bridge, were built as part of the Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line project.
Originally published by Quest News, reporter Alan Quinney.