Rockhampton Regional Council Infrastructure committee chair Councillor Tony Williams at the High/Dean St intersection which has just been upgraded.
Rockhampton Regional Council Infrastructure committee chair Councillor Tony Williams at the High/Dean St intersection which has just been upgraded. Rockhampton Regional Council

High/Dean St intersection upgrade completed today

ROCKHAMPTON Regional Council has today completed the $1.3million intersection upgrade for Dean and High Streets in North Rockhampton.

Infrastructure Committee chair councillor Tony Williams said he was very pleased to see the much needed works reach completion and to see the new traffic lights operating.

"It was great today to visit the upgraded intersection and witness for the first time, the turning on of the new traffic lights," Cr Williams said.

"This work was something I felt would definitely benefit the safety of road users with the improved flow of traffic that has been created by these traffic lights.

"Throughout the five and a half month project, our Urban Operations crew replaced the old roundabout with traffic signals, provided concrete indented parking spaces and footpaths, and upgraded some existing stormwater drainage and road pavement.

"Our crews endeavoured to reduce traffic delays wherever possible throughout the duration of the project and ensured they kept nearby businesses up to date with progress," he said.

Project Facts
Duration: 5.5 months
Budget: $1.3m
Estimated expenditure: $1.26m

"Despite some minor works remaining for the footpath, the intersection is now open to traffic following the turning on of the traffic lights today," Cr Williams said.

"I'd like to thank our Urban Operations crew for their hard work in attending to this important project for our community and am so glad to see it completed, two years ahead of initial plans," he said.

To view project plans of other major works happening in the region, please visit www.rrc.qld.gov.au and click on 'Roads and Infrastructure' under the 'Council Services' tab.