BY­PASS NAME

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THE new road. Should it have a per­son’s name, dead or alive, be the Toowoomba by­pass or the sec­ond range cross­ing. A good ques­tion. There will be many opin­ions. We have this new road which does cross the range, Mur­phy’s Creek Rd, which comes to the top of the range then into town, the old Toll Bar up the range and into town, and of course, the cur­rent road up the range, which from the top, one can cross town via var­i­ous routes.

But the new road is the only one to truly cross the range com­pletely.

Brett Forte Way, Mul­tug­gerah Cross­ing, Clive Berghofer By­pass and we are sure many more ideas will be forth­com­ing.

As to per­sonal names, there are many de­serv­ing, but in a few decades those per­sons will largely be for­got­ten. Ask to­day’s school chil­dren, who was Dar­ren Lock­yer and for sure al­ready some will need to Google it.

To a few Queens­land towns that have or have pro­posed by­passes. e.g. Beaudesert, Oakey, Pittsworth, Ca­nun­gra, Tu­gun, West­brook, Stan­thorpe, Bau­ple, Gympie, and for sure a dozen more. The log­i­cal, prac­ti­cal name would be the same as most other by­passes, namely The Toowoomba By­pass, or an­other log­i­cal one, The Toowoomba Range Cross­ing as it is the first true cross­ing.

We await the pro­posed names with bated breath.

RAY HARCH, Toowoomba

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