A major connection to the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) has been officially recognised with the opening of the Griffiths Street Upgrade Project.
Mayor Paul Antonio and Deputy Mayor Cr Carol Taylor participated in the opening of the Griffiths Street Upgrade Project, which will be the primary connection between the TSRC and the New England Highway via Mort Street, improving traffic conditions for all users.
Mayor Antonio said the upgrades to Griffiths Street will significantly help improve traffic flow from the Second Range Crossing and will cater for future growth in Toowoomba’s transport network.
“The project included improved road lighting, significant drainage upgrades and landscaping,” Mayor Antonio said.
“The upgrade project involved significant safety improvements with the installation of 27 new lights, the extension of the turning lanes and traffic calming devices installed in Harlaxton.
“The project also included construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Old Goombungee Road and Griffiths Street intersections.
“The Griffiths Street Upgrade Project has been a Department of Transport and Main Roads administered project which was delivered by Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC).
“The Australian and Queensland governments provided funding of $10.1 million for the project to ensure the TSRC is integrated with Toowoomba Region’s local road network and provides a suitable route between the TSRC and New England highway.”
Mayor Antonio said the project was a great example of Council the Australian and Queensland governments working together to create real benefits for the region.
TRC Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Infrastructure Committee Cr Carol Taylor said the Griffiths Street upgrade would provide a safer and more efficient movement of traffic, particularly for those in the northern Toowoomba and Highfields areas.
“Council spent considerable time and effort directly consulting with adjoining business people and nearby residents to ensure the least disruption possible throughout this project”, Cr Taylor said.
The $10.1 million project was funded through the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) project on an 80:20 funding split between the Australian and Queensland governments.