The Boundary Street Upgrade Project has reached a major milestone with the completion of the first two stages of construction.
Toowoomba Regional Council’s Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Infrastructure Committee Cr Carol Taylor said Boundary Street would be opened to traffic from Bridge Street through to the second Range crossing connection, by mid July 2017.
“Council has completed work to construct the missing link between Pedersen and Bedwell streets, as well as constructing a new Boundary Street alignment north of Hermitage Road-Ganzer Road to connect to the new Toowoomba Second Range Crossing,” Cr Taylor said.
“The section between Bedwell and Pedersen streets is now open to traffic and drivers will no longer have to detour around Pedersen, Hendy and Bedwell streets.
“Council has funded the upgrade of Boundary Street to provide a western connection to the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing and cater for growth in Toowoomba’s transport network.
“The Boundary Street upgrade will improve access for heavy vehicles and freight transport to Toowoomba’s Torrington industrial area.”
Cr Taylor said Council’s own construction and project management teams were delivering the upgrade project.
“Council has constructed new sections of Boundary Street to provide a sealed roadway, improved drainage, road lighting and landscaping,” Cr Taylor said.
“The next stage of the project involves upgrading the section from Pedersen Street south to Bridge Street.
“This section will involve widening to create four lanes for the majority of this section, sealed shoulders, improved drainage and landscaping.
“Early construction activities, including a water main relocation, pavement works and an upgrade of the Pedersen Street intersection, have already started in this section.”
Cr Taylor said the final stage of the project would involve upgrading the intersection of Boundary Street and Hermitage Road-Ganzer Road to straighten the alignment and improve safety at the intersection.
“A short access road links the new northern section of Boundary Street to the old Boundary Street. When the final stage is completed, the old northern section of Boundary Street will be for local traffic only and will be closed at the northern end, with traffic using the new alignment,” she said.
The overall Boundary Street upgrade will be completed to coincide with the opening of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing in late 2018.
Council thanks residents and the community for their patience and co-operation during these works. Residents will be advised in advance of construction works and Council will seek to minimise disruptions where possible.
For more inquiries about this project please phone Council on 131 872 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Caption: TRC Infrastructure Services portfolio leader Cr James O'Shea and Infrastructure Services Committee chair and Deputy Mayor Cr Carol Taylor inspect the completed sections of Boundary Street.