ROADWORKS: Chinchilla will receive it's first set of traffic lights with roadworks underway.
ROADWORKS: Chinchilla will receive it's first set of traffic lights with roadworks underway. Tracey Joynson

First set of traffic lights on the way

WHETHER you're a resident or just passing through, it's impossible to miss the roadworks stretching through town.

The works are all part of the $19 million Chinchilla open level crossing upgrade and Colamba St signals project, to be delivered by Decmil.

Set to be delivered in five stages, the current works are just the first step in the process which will eventually result in a number of improvements, including Chinchilla's first set of traffic lights.

The lights will be installed at the Chinchilla and Heeney Sts overpass, while other upgrades include four traffic lanes on the Warrego Highway between Glasson St and the east of Heeney St, improved drainage, and signalised boom gates at the Queensland Rail and Warrego Highway intersection.

In a statement, the Department of Transport and Main Roads said the Chinchilla St side road from the Dorney building to the Ainsworth Motors display shed at Colamba St will be closed until mid September.

The Railway Centenary Playground and toilet block, next to the Visitor Information Centre, will also be closed until then, with toilet facilities available in the nearby Botanic Parklands.

Works are being carried out from 6am-6pm, Monday-Friday.

Stakeholders can receive project updates by registering their interest and details with the contractor by emailing Gaye.Smith@decmil.com.au.


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