Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

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Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

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AFTER more than eight months of construction work and traffic diversions, the Goggs St precinct has finally reopened and businesses in the area are thrilled.

While everyone agrees the work was necessary, the decline in customer numbers for businesses on Goggs, Tointon, Kenric, Clifford and Prescott Sts was substantial.

Since work started on the West Creek channel upgrade in February, construction work and full and partial road closures have been continuous.

Construction completed included making West Creek wider and deeper, installing a new stormwater network along Goggs St, repairing the road surface between Prescott and Clifford Sts, and resurfacing the southern half of Goggs St between Clifford and Kenric Sts.

The finished infrastructure will now provide flood mitigation and better protection for residents and businesses in the area during storm events.

The Goggs St works were funded through the State and Federal Governments' Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements, in conjunction with Toowoomba Regional Council and the Royalties for the Regions program.

The construction work officially finished and the roads reopened in the first week of October.

Russell & Sons

Russell & Sons is a locally owned and operated business that was established in 1934.

They opened as the suppliers and installers of a wide range of milking equipment for the dairy industry before branching into the pumping industry, where they now also supply, install, repair and service agriculture and domestic pumps.

Russell & Sons opened on Russell St then moved to its current premises on Goggs St in 1986.

"Our location and street access is important for our business as trucks, including cattle trucks, need to be able to get in and out," said owner and manager John Russell.

For this reason, the recent constructions impacted on Russell & Sons' on-site customer flow. …

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