June 16, 2021

The State Government has invited feedback on the future of a section of the New England Highway just south of Toowoomba.

Assistant Regional Roads Minister Bruce Saunders said the planning project would investigate future infrastructure requirements between Cambooya Connection Road and Greenmount-Clifton Road, such as widening the highway for wide centre lines and additional overtaking lanes.

“We are inviting residents and road users to voice any issues about the highway including potential safety and efficiency improvements,” Mr Saunders said.

“Options for improving this 6.8km section of the New England Highway will be shared with local property owners as part of building a business case for future infrastructure upgrades.

“We will look at potential safety enhancements, reviewing the intersection with Greenmount-Etonvale Road and upgrading the culvert at Emu Creek.

“Issues such as the road condition and width, a lack of overtaking opportunities, intersection locations and configurations, and Emu Creek culvert’s susceptibility to extreme floods, will be on the table.

Mr Saunders said it formed part of broader upgrades on New England Highway.

“Work is also under way on a $24.5 million widening project between Cooyar and Bum Bum Creek,” he said.

“That project is creating 57 jobs as Queensland’s economic recovery ramps up.

“Now we’re looking forward to hearing from the community on what they want done between Cambooya Connection Road and Greenmount-Clifton Road.”

Road users can have their say by emailing DownsSWR.Office@tmr.qld.gov.au, calling (07) 4639-0777 or visiting the project website and searching for “Emu Creek”.

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