Major intersection upgrade creates 30 local jobs

Date published: 9 November 2018

A $5.5 million upgrade of the Ingham Road and Webb Drive intersection – which has created 30 local jobs – is on track to be completed by early December.

Workers will spend the next fortnight laying asphalt before installing traffic lights and signals at the intersection.

The project received $1.7 million from the Federal Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program and $1.1 million from the Queensland Government’s Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the upgrade will improve safety for motorists as traffic will be able to flow better through the intersection.

“More than 13,000 vehicles travel along Ingham Road every day so it’s crucial we ensure the best traffic flow and improve safety for all motorists,” Cr Hill said.

“This upgrade will improve heavy vehicle movements and traffic flow in and out of Webb Drive.

“The asphalting will be part of night works running from 6.30pm to 5am to make it more convenient for motorists and local businesses.”

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said the upgrade was part of Council’s record infrastructure spend for the 2018-19 financial year.

“This is another example of how Council’s record infrastructure spend of $433 million is proving much needed infrastructure upgrades throughout our city,” Cr Molachino said.

“These local road upgrades are essential projects to improve safety, keep our city moving and create jobs for locals.”