Major suburban intersection upgrade motoring along

Date published: 12 October 2018

Townsville City Council’s upgrade of the Dalrymple Road and Greenview Drive is motoring along – and supporting 50 local jobs.

The intersection upgrade includes the installation of new traffic lights, protected turning lanes, concrete medians and new bike lanes.

Acting Mayor Les Walker said the project has supported 50 local jobs and will improve safety for motorists.

“This is one of the shovel-ready projects Council has invested in as part of the city’s record infrastructure spend of $433 million,” Cr Walker said.

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

“Council has also listened to the cycling community and these new bike lanes included in the project will greatly improve safety for cyclists.”

Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said the project will improve traffic flow in the area.

“This upgrade will improve safety and traffic flow during peak hours – particularly when residents are commuting to work,” Cr Molachino said.

“Council is totally committed to improving the city’s road network right across the suburbs.”

Local Councillor Russ Cook said he had campaigned for the Dalrymple Road and Greenview Drive intersection upgrade to be included in this year’s Budget.

“Traffic is very heavy in this area and locals have wanted this upgrade for a number of years – and I’m proud to be part of a team of Councillors who have delivered this project,” Cr Cook said.

“After fighting for this intersection upgrade for so long it’s great to see the progress on this project.

“There’s a huge amount of work going on here and I’d like to thank the local residents for their patience – but the completed project will be worth the wait.”

The upgrade should be completed by the end of the year/early next year.