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

Toowoomba to Seymour – New South Wales - Forbes Iron Bridge Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2023 - Mid 2025
Estimated Project Cost:$45,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$36,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Forbes Shire Council

Project Description

This project involves constructing a new bridge over the Lachlan River as well as a new road alignment between Lachlan Valley Way and the Escort Way near Forbes.


Improved road safety for all road users.
Improved efficiency and network reliability.
Improved accessibility and connectivity of road networks.
Improved freight productivity (and access to freight gateways).


The Australian Government is committing $36 million towards this project.


Construction is expected to commence mid 2023 and be completed by mid 2025

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Project details last updated: 17/05/2021