Jul 01, 2016

Work starts on Toowoomba road upgrade

Work starts on Toowoomba road upgrade Mayor Paul Antonio (right) launches the start of work on the Boundary St upgrade with Cr James O’Shea and Cr Carol Taylor.

Work has started on a major upgrade of Boundary St, Toowoomba, to provide a connection to the new Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC).

“Boundary Street will be upgraded in four stages over the next two years to help cater for future growth in our transport network and provide improved access to the commercial and industrial areas on Toowoomba’s western outskirts,” Toowoomba Regional Council infrastructure committee chair Carol Taylor said.

“This is an exciting project that will help bring significant economic and social benefits to the region in conjunction with the TSRC and improve flood immunity to this link.”

Cr Taylor said the first two stages of the upgrade would involve constructing a new section of Boundary St north of the Hermitage Rd-Ganzer Rd intersection to where it would connect to the TSRC, as well as constructing the missing section between Pedersen and Bedwell streets.

“Both these sections will be completed by late 2016/early 2017, weather permitting,” she said.

The remaining sections from Bridge St to Pedersen St and the intersection of Boundary St and Ganzer Rd-Hermitage Rd are expected to be completed by the time the TSRC is opened in late 2018.

The council’s construction and maintenance branch is performing the work.

Cr Taylor said there also would be connections to the TSRC at the Warrego Highway at Charlton and Mort St, Toowoomba.

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