Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Warrego Highway - Toowoomba to Oakey Duplication Stage 2 (Charlton to Kingsthorpe)

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2017 - Early 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$71,120,669
Australian Government Contribution:$56,900,000
Local Council/Shire:Toowoomba Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Darwin

Project Description

One of 20 projects delivered as part of the Australian Government's $508 million commitment to the Warrego Highway Upgrade Program.

The project involved the duplication of a 4km section of the Warrego Highway, from two to four lanes between Charlton and Kingsthorpe west of Toowoomba.


The project will increase transport efficiency and productivity through improved travel times, reliability and safety on this section of the Warrego Highway.

This will be achieved through the separation of opposing traffic streams, the improvement of intersections and the construction of turning lanes to provide safe turning opportunities.


The Australian Government provided up to $128 million to the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction commenced in January 2017 and was completed in March 2018.

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Project details last updated: 19/01/2021