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9 February, 2022

Welcome relief for Toowoomba commuters

Those of us who travel regularly from Clifton, Nobby and Greenmount to Toowoomba will soon have an improved journey as Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will start works on a $2.4 million rehabilitation of Greenmount–Eton Vale Road in late February.

Greenmount–Eton Vale Road is the stretch of road on the journey to Toowoomba between the New England Highway and Greenmount Connection Road.

It is fair to say the road is in poor condition, with extensive rutting and shape loss.

In many parts, the lines on both the outer and inner part of the road are very faded and difficult to see at any time of the day.

Some parts of the road are also quite susceptible to waterlogging, further deteriorating its condition.

The road was closed briefly late last year after heavy, sustained rain, made it dangerous to traverse.

TRC Infrastructure Services Committee chair Cr Carol Taylor said the road carried high volumes of traffic daily and was an important link between Greenmount and Toowoomba.

“The Greenmount–Eton Vale Road Rehabilitation project will be delivered by Council with the works expected to be completed by mid-2022,” Cr Taylor said.

“The project will greatly improve road safety for all motorists.

“It will involve reconstructing the pavement along a 5.6-kilometre section of Greenmount–Eton Vale Road.

This 5.6km section is close to the entirety of the road.

Cr Taylor said when finished, this section of Greenmount–Eton Vale Road will have a stronger and more durable road surface.

“New line markings and signage will also improve overall safety for road users,” she said.

The Greenmount–Eton Vale Road Rehabilitation project is being jointly funded with $750,000 from the Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme from the Queensland Government, $750,000 from the Australian Government through its Roads to Recovery Program and the balance from Council.

“Council would be unable to deliver the volume of road works required across the Region without the financial assistance of the Australian and Queensland Governments, and we’re very thankful for the funding support,” Cr Taylor said.

“Council gives priority to road infrastructure projects that improve safety and access for the broader community in the first instance.”

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