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Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2016 - Mid 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$1,600,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$1,137,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Toowoomba Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Darwin

Project Description

The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project involves the construction of a bypass route to the north of Toowoomba, approximately 41 kilometres in length, running from the Warrego Highway at Helidon in the east, to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west.


The Bypass will provide an alternative route and assist in managing increasing traffic volumes, particularly heavy vehicle movements from the developing resources region in the Surat Basin.


The Australian Government has committed up to $1,137 million to the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Early works commenced in December 2015 and major construction works started in April 2016.  The project was expected to be completed in December 2018, however a geotechnical issue in embankment 24 will delay completion of the project by four to seven months.

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Project details last updated: 23/02/2018