Major flood immunity road upgrades to get underway in Griffin

Published 08 April 2022

Henry Road

Work will begin this month to elevate Henry Road and Dohles Rocks Road from flood waters following the recent wet weather system that caused havoc across Moreton Bay closed sections of the road for six days.

These $14.5 million road works will upgrade the flood immunity of both roads so that residents in Griffin and surrounding suburbs can commute without being bogged down in major traffic delays.

Acting Mayor and Division 4 councillor Jodie Shipway thanked the Federal Government for its contribution of $4 million to help make this project a reality.

“If we’ve learned anything from the recent severe flooding events across Moreton Bay, it’s the importance of improved flood-resilient infrastructure and that’s exactly what Council is delivering at Henry Road and Dohles Rocks Road,” she said.

“I’m pleased to announce that work will be getting underway this month to improve the flood immunity here by elevating the road level and widening and reconstructing the road surface.

“This is a significant improvement for residents on the current road network, which is often heavily affected by delays on the Bruce Highway and during major wet weather events.

“I’d like to thank Luke Howarth, the Federal Member for Petrie and the Federal Government for their contribution to help deliver an outcome that will have lasting impact for locals.”

Works will also include a new signalised intersection at the corner of Henry/Dohles Rocks Road including additional turning lanes, pedestrian crossing, new pedestrian connections and a new intersection on Henry Road to access the nearly completed Griffin Sports Complex.

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said this would help improve the safety of locals and provide greater community connectivity in Griffin.

“One of the really cool aspects of this project is that it will create new access to the Griffin Environmental Reserve and existing trails within the parkland area,” he said.

“It will provide safety for motorists turning in and out of Henry Road, which can be notoriously difficult.

“And another great aspect is it will provide better connectivity to the amazing Griffin Sports Complex that Council has nearly finished building.

“I’d like to thank Moreton Bay Regional Council in advance for delivering such an amazing project with support from the Federal Government.”

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