Two-way traffic for remainder of Russell St
WORK is under way to convert the remaining section of Russell St, in Toowoomba, to two-way traffic.
Infrastructure committee chair councillor Carol Taylor said the change would help improve traffic efficiency in the inner city.
"The eastern section of Russell St from Ruthven St to Neil St is being changed to two-way traffic with civil works including changes to traffic signals, line-marking and signage," she said.
"When completed, the whole of Russell St will be two-way traffic."
Cr Taylor said Neil St would be converted to two-way traffic from Russell St to Herries St later in the year as part of changes to improve inner-city traffic.
"The work to change Neil St to two-way traffic will be carried out before the end of 2015 and, once completed, the whole of the street will be two-way.
"These changes will tie in with the recently completed Outer Circulating Road Victoria St extension project. Having a fully functioning Outer Circulating Road system will help alleviate congestion in the inner city. Having Russell and Neil Sts converted to two-way traffic will also improve traffic flow and give motorists more options to get to their destinations.
"Having two-way traffic on these streets will also provide a long-term boost for local businesses."
Motorists will need to adjust to the changes in inner-city traffic flow and while new signage will be in place, the council will also run an educational campaign for drivers.