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Cunningham Highway/Amberley Intersection upgrade


The department has developed a concept plan for the upgrade of the Cunningham Highway between Yamanto and Amberley.


Cunningham Highway between Yamanto and Amberley.


Improving motorist safety, travel reliability and easing congestion on the Cunningham Highway.

Metropolitan Region

Project info

Following detailed engineering, environmental and traffic investigations, the department has developed a concept plan to upgrade the Cunningham Highway between Yamanto and Amberley.

The project will include:

  • a realignment of the highway between Yamanto and Ebenezer Creek
  • an upgrade of the Cunningham Highway and Ipswich-Rosewood Road intersection
  • left-in/left-out only access to Middle Road
  • an overpass over the new connection road
  • a new service road between Ipswich-Rosewood Road and Warwick Road
  • and new pedestrian and cycle facilities.

The concept plan seeks to support the additional traffic expected to be generated from the ongoing expansion of the RAAF Airbase at Amberley and the proposed Ebenezer Regional Industry Area.

The project will offer the following benefits:

  • improved safety
  • reduced congestion
  • improved traffic reliability
  • reduced heavy vehicle movements on local roads
  • dedicated pedestrian and cycle facilities
  • improved access to public transport through the provision of new bus stops.

The preferred option and business case were submitted to the federal government in mid-2012, for funding approval for design and construction. The department is awaiting the outcome of this funding request.

The department intends for the proposed upgrade to be designated as Community Infrastructure under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009. As part of the designation process, the department has completed a draft Environmental Approvals Report (EAR), available to the public upon request.

The project is the first step in enabling the future Western Ipswich Bypass and will help reduce congestion, improve safety and provide greater efficiency for freight along the highway.

The project team would like to thank the local community for their involvement and feedback on the project to date.

Contact details

Phone: 3066 4338
Post: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Metropolitan Region
PO Box 70
Spring Hill Qld 4004

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Last updated
10 November 2019