Toowoomba City Council
Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) received funding approval for the installation of traffic signals at the intersection South Street and Burton Street, Toowoomba.
Works included the installation of traffic signals, reconstruction of pedestrian crossing facilities, resurfacing and line marking of the intersection.
This project is one of 64 projects being accelerated to stimulate economic activity across the Toowoomba Region.
TRC required a local contractor to perform the works to TMR specifications which included the installation of traffic signals, reconstruction of pedestrian crossing facilities, resurfacing line marking of the intersection.
Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) Infrastructure Committee Portfolio Leader Cr Carol Taylor said the upgrade will improve the intersection’s overall safety and operation as well as cater for future traffic demands.
The project included the installation of traffic signals, removing the existing pedestrian crossing, upgrading street lighting, and replacing asphalt and associated line marking.
Work was undertaken at night from Monday to Friday between the hours of 6pm and 6am and Weekend work was also required to minimise disruptions to Harristown State Primary School, Harristown State High School and Concordia Lutheran College.
There were single lane closures in place during work hours with stop/slow controllers to manage traffic flow including school bus access and parents.
Safe pedestrian access for school children, parents & caregivers was maintained throughout project delivery.
For safety reasons, right-turn movements from Burton Street were previously prohibited between 7am and 9am and 2pm and 4pm on school days (buses excepted).
Motorists can now make a safe right-hand turn from Burton Street into South Street.
The project was delivered as part of Council’s Pandemic Response Investment Program and substantially funded through the Queensland Government’s School Transport Infrastructure Program.