Drivers are set to benefit from a safer and smoother journey through the Lockyer Valley following completion of the Postmans Ridge Road realignment works as part of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC).
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the opening of the new realignment and Murphys Creek Road overpass would improve connections as the TSRC project progressed.
“The landscape of the Lockyer Valley is changing as the TSRC – a vital link in the national road network – takes shape,” Mr Buchholz said.
“Realigning roads such as Postmans Ridge Road is critical in making sure residents and businesses can connect safely and efficiently with local roads and the Warrego Highway.”
Mr Buchholz said the new eastern realignment of Postmans Ridge Road is now open.
“Access to Murphys Creek Road will be also be reopened with some intermittent traffic control to allow for ongoing landscaping and minor earthworks,” Mr Buchholz said.
“The western end of Postmans Ridge Road will become a quiet cul-de-sac for local residents and following consultation with the local community and the Lockyer Valley Regional Council, be renamed Brookside Place.”
The Australian Government has committed up to $1.137 billion to the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project, with Queensland contributing up to 20 per cent of the project cost through public-private partnership contract arrangements.
For information about the project’s effect on traffic movements, visit the Nexus website: www.nexusTSRC.com.au.