Construction on the missing four lane link of Old Toowoomba Road is about to start
Ipswich City Council will upgrade the section from Toongarra Road roundabout to Lobb Street which on average records 23,400 vehicle movements each weekday.
Motorists can expect a smoother ride with fewer delays once the section is upgraded to four lanes at a cost of $10m.
Work will include new traffic signals at Ernest Street, and traffic signals for pedestrians along Old Toowoomba Road between Denman and Edward streets.
Both sets of traffic signals will significantly improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.
The upgrade will feature resurfacing Old Toowoomba Road and a centre median for the entire length of the project to improve turning movements.
Bicycle users can expect new on-road lanes and a bike path on the inbound side with a raised road crossing at the Denman Street intersection.
Preliminary works have been under way for six months to relocate utilities such as communications, electricity and water.
Road users should take extra care around road works and allow for extra travel times, especially during peak periods.
Residents and motorists can register for regular updates or find out more information by emailing council here.
The project is supported by funding through the Queensland Government’s Cycle Network Local Government Grants Program and through the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme (TIDS).