WORK on a $6.4 million upgrade at one of Toowoomba’s busiest intersections is set to get under way next month, supporting more than 20 jobs.
WORK on a $6.4 million upgrade at one of Toowoomba’s busiest intersections is set to get under way next month, supporting more than 20 jobs. Tracey Joynson

Roadworks begin on major CBD intersection

WORK on a $6.4 million upgrade at one of Toowoomba's busiest intersections is set to get under way next month, supporting more than 20 jobs.

The State Government has tapped Queensland company Doval Constructions on the shoulder to overhaul the Ruthven and North Sts intersection.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the upgrade would provide much-needed turn lanes on North St, as well as upgraded traffic signals and bike lanes.

"This is one of the Garden City's busiest intersections. That's why we committed $6 million at the last election to improve safety and traffic flow while planning for a larger upgrade gets under way," Mr Bailey said.

"The larger upgrade of the North and Ruthven Sts intersection is complex and requires significantly more funding, so we're doing the business case for that and talking with landholders whose access may be impacted by that bigger project."

How to merge during roadworks: The Queensland Government released this instructional video on how to merge in roadworks ahead of works on the New England Highway at Mount Kynoch.
How to merge during roadworks: The Queensland Government released this instructional video on how to merge in roadworks ahead of works on the New England Highway at Mount Kynoch.

"It's part of the Palaszczuk Government's $1 billion roads and transport budget for the South West and Darling Downs, supporting close to 1000 jobs."

Works are expected to be complete mid-2020, weather permitting.