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Busy Upper Ross road to receive major upgrade to improve safety


A section of a popular Upper Ross road is set to receive a $3 million makeover in a bid to improve safety.

Townsville City Council crews will carryout significant works on Allambie Lane which include widening the road and installing dedicated turning lanes and a raised crossing.

Infrastructure Services Committee chair Kurt Rehbein says the project will benefit drivers and pedestrians.

“Allambie Lane is quite a busy thoroughfare, with various schools, the PCYC, kindergartens, businesses and Riverway Plaza, so it’s great to be able to invest in the Upper Ross and enhance the safety for everyone,” Cr Rehbein says.

“This crucial upgrade ensures the best traffic flow for all motorists by improving vehicle movements along Allambie Lane.”

“Partial lane closures and delays will be in place throughout the works, however Council will maintain access for affected residents and businesses to ensure they can continue trading with minimal interruptions.”

The project is being jointly funded by the Council and State Government under its Transport Infrastructure Development Scheme. 

Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper says the state has contributed $444,841.

“We are committed to supporting the delivery of road and transport infrastructure projects, such as the Allambie Lane works, that meet the needs of growing communities across Queensland, support jobs and boost local economies.”

The works are expected to be completed late in the year pending weather conditions.