Chief Executive Officer John Hagan
said the VIP guests were full of praise for the project and benefits to the region.
"The Australian Prime Minister was pleased to see infrastructure investment creating opportunities for regional Australia including employment, a safer and faster road transport network, and ongoing economic benefits which promote regional growth and development for the Darling Downs," Mr Hagan said.
The TSRC has hit the ground running in 2017 with bulk excavation, haulage and construction works underway across the full project alignment, including the Mort Street interchange where the Prime Minister met with people on the ground.
Toowoomba Second Range Crossing
Project Director Jose Antonio Sanchez
said it was an honour to meet the Prime Minister and Dr McVeigh who both took the time to speak with Nexus staff and subcontractors about the project.
"The Prime Minister was particularly interested in how the TSRC was helping to shape the careers of staff working on the project and developing strong skills for the lasting benefit of the region," Mr Antonio said.
The Prime Minister visited the TSRC project as part of a wider tour of Toowoomba which included the opening of Vanguard Laundry Services
which employs out-of-work people with mental health issues.