Toowoomba Region Mayor Paul Antonio says Council is continuing to work with Harlaxton residents and businesses to ensure the best outcome for the broader community in the upgrade of the area’s road network.
The Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads and Council are planning for the upgrade of Griffiths Street to provide a connection from the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing via Mort Street, through to the New England Highway.
“The Second Range Crossing is a game-changer for our community and with it comes responsibility for Council to work with the State Government to link our road network to the bypass.
“Council has been consulting with residents and business owners for some weeks about the proposed changes, seeking their feedback and suggestions on how we can balance safety, engineering and community expectations along Griffiths Street,” he said.
“We have also met with those who may be affected, and tomorrow, at the invitation of the Harlaxton community, I will attend a meeting on-site to answer questions and understand any concerns the community may have.”
Deputy Mayor Carol Taylor said work in the area was vital to cater for future traffic demands.
“The Griffiths Street upgrade will provide a safer and more efficient movement of traffic, particularly for those in the northern Toowoomba and Highfields areas.
“The Department of Transport & Main Roads and Council have put forward concept plans to the community and as always, we are interested in feedback, and we will look at incorporating design changes if it is safe and viable to do so,” Deputy Mayor Taylor concluded.
It is proposed that the improvements are in place by the time the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing opens in late 2018.
Based on community input to date, Council has extended the consultation for an additional week and welcomes feedback until Friday 1 September. Anyone wanting to express their opinion or find out more information can contact Council on 131 872 or firstname.lastname@example.org