Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) will commence road widening of a section of Kleinton School Road from Monday, 11 May with completion expected late June 2020 (weather permitting).

TRC Water and Waste Chair Cr Rebecca Vonhoff said the road widening would support the construction of the new $13.9 million Tier 2 Kleinton Waste Management Facility.

“The project will involve the widening of 300 metres of Kleinton School Road adjacent to the waste transfer facility,” Cr Vonhoff said.

“During construction, Kleinton School Road will remain open to traffic, with some temporary lane closures and speed restrictions in place.

“Traffic management will be in place throughout construction to maintain traffic flow and for the safety of crews and motorists.

“The current waste facility will keep operating while road construction is underway. 

“Council asks the community to please drive to conditions and be aware that there will be temporary changes to directional signage and traffic flow within the Kleinton Waste Facility.

“Construction work will generally occur from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 6.30 am and 6.30 pm.

“Council thanks road users for their patience during construction and we apologise for any inconvenience.

Cr Vonhoff said the Kleinton Waste Management Facility will be the fifth project delivered under the Waste Infrastructure Plan and will provide environmental benefits to the area, including increased opportunities for recycling.

“This design of the new state-of-the-art facility will cater for the northern region population growth expected over the next 25 years,” Cr Vonhoff said.

“The new facility, expected to be completed in 2021, will modernise the Council’s network of waste facilities and maintain our high service level where 98% of the Region’s population lives within a 20-minute drive of a waste management facility.”

“The rehabilitation of the existing landfill site will also form part of the overall project, including the capping of the old landfill.”

For more information about the proposed Kleinton Waste Management Facility upgrade project, visit http://www.tr.qld.gov.au/our-region/major-projects/water-waste/13789-kleinton-waste-station or call Council on 131 872 and quote ‘Kleinton Waste Management Facility’.