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Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2016 - Late 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 provides an alternative route to manage increasing traffic volumes, particularly heavy vehicle movements from the developing resources region in the Surat Basin.


The Australian Government has committed up to $1.1 billion to the project, the Australian Government's largest commitment to a single regional road project in Queensland's history.


The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing was officially opened on 8 September 2019.

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Project details last updated: 29/10/2019