$10m project de­liv­er­ing ma­jor up­grade

The Queensland Times - - News - HELEN SPELITIS helen.spelitis@qt.com.au

‘‘ 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.”

Photo: Rob Williams

ROAD PROJECT: An aerial view of the road widen­ing on Old Toowoomba Road at One Mile.

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