In­ter­sec­tion gets $5m com­mit­ment

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A FU­TURE LNP gov­ern­ment will in­vest $5 mil­lion in vi­tal up­grades to bust con­ges­tion at the in­ter­sec­tion of North and Ruthven Streets.

LNP Toowoomba North can­di­date Trevor Watts will an­nounce the in­vest­ment to­day.

Mr Watts said for too long the Toowoomba com­mu­nity had been stuck sit­ting in traf­fic.

“The LNP Gov­ern­ment will in­vest $5 mil­lion to re­con­fig­ure the in­ter­sec­tion of North and Ruthven Streets,” Mr Watts said.

“Over re­cent years this junc­tion has seen sig­nif­i­cant traf­fic in­creases re­sult­ing in de­lays.

“The LNP has puts its money where its mouth is and will de­liver this project.”

“Turn­ing lanes are re­quired to re­duce con­ges­tion and get Toowoomba res­i­dents to work and home sooner.”

In July this year, Mr Watts started a pe­ti­tion to to widen North Street so two turn­ing lanes could be built at the Ruthven Street in­ter­sec­tion.

At the time, he said pop­u­la­tion growth was caus­ing ma­jor traf­fic con­ges­tion. LNP leader Tim Ni­cholls said his party had lis­tened to the con­cerns of lo­cals and com­mit­ted to fund­ing and build­ing the vi­tal com­mu­nity project.

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