Road Maintenance – Ipswich Motorway, Oxley

Maintenance Works Ipswich Motorway, Oxley

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) would like to advise that road pavement works will take place outbound on the Ipswich Motorway, Oxley between Blunder Road overpass, Oxley and Acanthus Street overpass, Darra.

While works are underway, a detour will be required for one night.

These works are being undertaken as part of TMR’s routine maintenance program to improve the road surface and enhance road safety for all road users.

Work activities

  • Removal and replacement of asphalt.
  • Reinstatement of line marking.


  • Works will take place late March 2024 and are expected to take one night to complete, construction and weather conditions permitting.
  • Works will be undertaken at night between 8pm and 5am, Sunday to Friday, however some Saturday or additional out of hours works may be required. Night works are necessary for road user safety, and to avoid what would otherwise be extensive traffic queuing and disruption to the road network.
  • While works are underway, access to the Ipswich Motorway from Blivest Street will be detoured for one night between 9pm and 5am, detours will be in place as follows:
    • Southbound access to the Ipswich Motorway from Douglas Street will be detoured as follows:
      • Traffic will be detoured southbound on Rudd Street, then left onto Boundary Street, left onto Blunder Street, left onto Reedy Street and then onto the Ipswich Motorway.
    • Northbound access to the Ipswich Motorway from Rudd Street will be detoured as follows:
      • Traffic will be detoured northbound onto Douglas Street, then use the Douglas Street roundabout and head onto Ipswich Road where they will be directed to perform a U- turn at Blunder Road and then head back onto the Ipswich Motorway.

Expected impacts

  • Changed traffic conditions: Temporary traffic detours, lane and road closures, temporary speed limit reductions and short-term traffic disruptions. Please allow extra time when planning your travel and follow the directions of roadside signage and traffic controllers.
  • Temporary construction noise: Heavy machinery will be in use, nearby residents and businesses can expect increased noise, dust and odour. Reversing beepers and flashing lights will be used for safety.
  • Access to private properties: Access to private properties will be maintained during the works. Where temporary access changes are required, property/business owners will be contacted directly.

On completion, TMR officers will continue to review the site for up to three months. During this time TMR will assess the work undertaken for longevity and quality.

Every effort will be made to minimise impacts on the local community and surrounds.

TMR appreciates your patience and cooperation while these important works are carried out.

The event is finished.


24 - 29 Mar 2024


8:00 pm - 5:00 am


Department of Transport and Main Roads
13 19 40