A second railway ... and please finish the motorway!

ON TRACK: A Queensland Rail train travels along the Ipswich line.
ON TRACK: A Queensland Rail train travels along the Ipswich line. David Nielsen

THE Ipswich to Springfield Rail Link and Norman St Bridge are at the top of Mayor Paul Pisasale's wish list for a State Government review into transport in Ipswich.

The Ipswich Area Transport Study will be conducted by the Department of Transport and Main Roads to "plan for Ipswich's future transport requirements".

The review will encompass the entire Ipswich region.

THE region extends from Darra west to Marburg, and Ripley Valley north to Mt Crosby.

Cr Pisasale said he hoped the study would ensure the development of the connection of Springfield to Ipswich, via Ripley and Amberley, the eastern end of the Ipswich Mwy, the Norman St Bridge and the link from Riverview to the Ipswich CBD.

"Ripley needs close attention paid to it," Cr Pisasale said.

"Connecting it with Springfield, the CBD and the job creation areas such as the aerospace precinct is vital."

Ripley needs close attention paid to it. Connecting it with Springfield, the CBD and the job creation areas such as the aerospace precinct is vital.

Cr Pisasale said the proposed Norman St Bridge was vital to alleviate future traffic in Ipswich city.

Currently the David Trumpy Bridge is the only bridge in the CBD.

A department spokesman said the study would be used to shape the future of transport in the city.

"(The study) will identify possible transport investments for Ipswich which will help Transport and Main Roads to prioritise investments over the short, medium and long terms," he said.

"There have been several previous studies assessing various transport issues, including road upgrades and future road/rail alignments.

"These studies include the Ipswich Mwy, Cunningham Hwy, Centenary Mwy, Springfield to Ipswich Rail, Norman Street Bridge, Western Ipswich Bypass and Warrego Hwy."

However, the department said it did not anticipate ongoing commercial and government developments in the CBD to create a dramatic increase in road or rail traffic.

"It is not anticipated passenger and traffic volumes will change substantially on the Ipswich rail line or motorway due to the opening of new State Government offices," the spokesman said.

The study will be prepared in collaboration with Ipswich City Council, with the department expecting it to be completed by June.

Topics:  department of transport and main roads mayor paul pisasale norman st bridge

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