$10m project delivering major upgrade
‘‘ THAT PEDESTRIAN CROSSING IS WELL KNOWN FOR SEVERAL NEAR-MISSES CR CHARLIE PISASALE
THREE houses have been demolished to make way for the widening of a major Ipswich road.
Since November workers have been busy on Old Toowoomba Rd at One Mile, moving underground infrastructure and relocating essential services.
It’s part of a $10 million Ipswich City Council project to widen the stretch between the One Mile Bridge and the Toongarra Rd round about.
When the upgrade is finished, scheduled for November this year, the road will have four lanes and a new set of trafby fic lights will be installed at Ernest St.
The three homes were demolished this week, purchased the council as part of the planning process, to make way for the widening.
Division 8 councillor Charlie Pisasale said the road upgrade was overdue.
“Up until about two years ago it was the council’s busiest road,” Cr Pisasale said.
“It’s still in the top five. “That pedestrian crossing is well known for several nearmisses.
“It will be much safer for pedestrians when this project is finished.”
ROAD PROJECT: An aerial view of the road widening on Old Toowoomba Road at One Mile.