Toowoomba drivers name, shame most congested roads

As local and State government elections loomed, RACQ has called on present and future leaders to commit to fixing the most congested roads and bottlenecks named and shamed by Darling Downs motorists.

Drivers pinpointed more than 500 roads which caused unnecessary traffic delays across the Sunshine State in the Club’s annual Red Spot Congestion Survey. 

Club spokesperson Paul Turner said intersections along Anzac Avenue, James Street, Ruthven Street, Campbell Street and Drayton Road were the most troublesome locations identified by Toowoomba locals.

“We asked Queensland drivers to name and shame the most congested locations as they’re in the best position to help us pinpoint the worst roads,” Mr Turner said.   

“The opening of the Toowoomba Bypass has reduced the amount of traffic in Toowoomba CBD but it seems motorists are still fed up with congestion at intersections along a number of streets within the City.

“Most drivers have called for signal changes or complete upgrades to reduce delays.

“The results really do quantify the problems we often hear about and demonstrate the need for continuous improvement.”

Mr Turner said the Club would use the results from the survey to lobby governments for funding and improvements, and get commitments before Queenslanders headed to the polls.

“More than 2700 nominations came in from across Queensland, so it’s clear congestion is an issue that really grinds our gears. It costs us time and lost productivity, and that’s why we need to address it now,” he said.

“As several government elections approach in the year ahead, we’ll use this information to lobby politicians and candidates to ensure Queensland’s priorities are also theirs.”