Major intersection upgrade to improve safety and create 30 jobs

Date published: 8 June 2018

Work will begin on the $5.47 million upgrade of the Ingham Road and Webb Drive intersection on Monday.

The project includes installing traffic lights and constructing new slip lanes to enter and exit Webb Drive.

BMD was awarded a $3.95m contract to undertake the construction works - creating up to 30 jobs for the life of the project.

Acting Mayor Les Walker said the project would provide a boost to the local economy while ensuring better traffic flow.

“Ingham Rd has more than 13,000 vehicles use it every day so it’s crucial we ensure the best traffic flow and improve safety for all motorists,” Cr Walker said.

“The upgraded intersection will ensure motorists trying to get in or out of Webb Dr have a reduced wait time to get where they need to go.

“Importantly, this project will create dozens of local jobs.”

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said Council was committed to delivering road infrastructure upgrades throughout the city and suburbs.

“A huge amount of work is being done on upgrading our road network right across Townsville,” Cr Molachino said.

“Council wants to make sure motorists are safer on our roads and can get home sooner - that’s why we’re investing in these key infrastructure upgrades.”

Cr Molachino said Council was aiming to reduce any disruptions to motorists from the work.

“There may be some delays during construction so we are asking motorists to be patient while the work is going on,” Cr Molachino said.

“When the project is finished it will ensure smoother traffic flow and provide easier access to businesses on Webb Drive.”

An information session will be held at the Council Waste Depot, 210 Webb Drive, today at 11am.