South Street and Burton Street intersection upgrade underway

Construction to improve the safety of the South Street and Burton Street intersection in Harristown will start this week.

Toowoomba Regional Council Infrastructure Committee Portfolio Chair Cr Carol Taylor said the upgrade would improve the overall operation and safety of the intersection and would cater for future traffic demands.

“This upgrade is one of the projects that will make the area safer for the community including students, parents and staff from Harristown State Primary School, Harristown State High School and Concordia Lutheran College who use the busy intersection on a daily basis,” Cr Taylor said.

“The project includes the installation of traffic signals, removing the existing pedestrian crossing, upgrading street lighting and replacing asphalt and associated line marking.

“For safety reasons, right-turn movements from Burton Street are currently prohibited between 7am and 9am and 2pm and 4pm on school days (buses excepted). This project will enable motorists to safely turn right from Burton Street into South Street.”

Cr Carol Taylor said the project was being delivered through Council’s Pandemic Response Investment Program.

“Funding of $450,000 has been allocated to the project through the Queensland Government’s School Transport Infrastructure Program,” she said.

“The upgrade is one of the projects being accelerated to stimulate economic activity across the Toowoomba Region.

“Local suppliers are being engaged where possible to deliver the program.”

Construction is expected to be completed by late March 2021, weather permitting.

Work will be undertaken at night from Monday to Friday between the hours of 6pm and 6am. Weekend work may also be required.

There will be single lane closures in place during work hours with stop/slow controllers to manage traffic flow. Short delays may be experienced.

Toowoomba-based engineering, design and project management consultancy Harrison Infrastructure Group (HIG) has been engaged to design and manage the delivery of the upgrade.

Council apologises for any inconvenience and thanks the community for their patience and co-operation during these works.

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