8 February, 2020 9:35
Centenary Highway

UPDATE 8/02/2020

Road restoration is continuing following repairs to a sewer pipe on the Centenary Highway at Jindalee. The pipe has been repaired, however roadworks will continue for a few more hours.

We anticipate two lanes and the Sinnamon Rd on ramp will be opened by 7:00AM. The outbound lanes aren’t affected.

Until roadworks are complete, diversions remain in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and seek alternative routes.

We thank the community for their patience during these emergency works.

An overflow which occurred by the side of the highway is scheduled to be cleaned later this morning.

We have reported the incident to the Department of Environment and Science.

We’re carrying out an engineering assessment of the pipe to determine whether further works are required.

We’ll continue to keep the community and motorists updated via our Facebook and Twitter.

7/02/2020

We thank the community for its patience while we continue emergency works to repair a sewer main break on the Centenary Highway at Jindalee.

It’s a complex job because it’s a large pipe which is located under the medium strip, 1.7m below the ground. Repairs are expected to continue for the rest of the day and into the night.

One inbound lane of the highway is open, however all other lanes including the Sinnamon Rd onramp remain closed. The outbound lanes aren’t affected.

Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and seek alternative routes.

There is no interruption to sewerage services for local residents and they can continue to flush their toilets and run their showers as normal.

We’re managing flows by diverting wastewater through other local sewer pipes and are supporting the network with tankering.

An overflow which occurred by the side of the highway has been contained and once the pipe is repaired, we will begin the stringent clean-up activities.

We have reported the incident to the Department of Environment and Science.

We’re carrying out an engineering assessment of the pipe to determine whether further works are required.

We’ll continue to keep the community and motorists updated via our Facebook and Twitter.


About Queensland Urban Utilities
Established on July 1, 2010, Queensland Urban Utilities is one of the largest water distributor-retailers in Australia, providing water and sewerage services to more than 1.4 million residents across Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset local authority areas. We are upgrading and improving the reliability of our infrastructure by investing $2.76 billion in a 10-year capital works program. Our service territory covers 14,384 square kilometres and we employ around 1,100 people.