Toowoomba Regional Council plans a $25 million upgrade of Mort St to provide an additional connection to the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC).
TRC infrastructure committee chair Cr Carol Taylor said the project would be constructed in stages, with the first section of works extending from the Mort/Jellicoe/West streets intersection (pictured) to Black Gully
The second stage will extend from Black Gully to the Griffiths St/Hogg St intersection, while the third stage will extend from the Griffiths St/Hogg St intersection to the TSRC interface.
There also will be connections from Toowoomba to the TSRC at Boundary St and at Charlton.
The $1.6 billion TSRC project is under construction, with work led by Nexus.
“The Mort Street upgrade will provide a new entry point into the city from the Second Range Crossing, and will cater for future growth in Toowoomba’s transport network,” Cr Taylor said.
“The Second Range Crossing will become an economic enabler for the Toowoomba region and this street upgrade will help to provide lasting social and economic benefits for the community.”
Landscaping will be an integral part of the project, with the upgraded link providing a new northern entrance into Toowoomba.
Cr Taylor said the Mort Street upgrade was in the design phase with construction on the first section expected to begin in early 2017.
The project, to be undertaken by council workforce, will be completed by late 2018 to coincide with the opening of the TSRC.
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