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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Chinchilla open level crossing upgrade and Colamba Street signals project

Overview:

The department will improve safety at the open level rail crossing and install traffic signals at the Colamba Street intersection with the Warrego Highway in Chinchilla.

Location:

The intersection of the Warrego Highway with the western Queensland rail line and Wambo Street in Chinchilla.

The intersection of the Warrego Highway with Colamba Street (Chinchilla-Wondai Road) at the base of the Heeney Street overpass in Chinchilla.

Completion:

Construction of this project is anticipated to begin in early 2019, with a construction duration of approximately 10 months.

Benefits:

Increased safety for road users and greater freight efficiency through improved highway features.

Funding:

$19 million for the Chinchilla Open Level Crossing. Colamba Street signals will be funded from the $40 million Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade project.

Regions:
Downs South West Region

Project info

This project includes an upgrade of the open level rail crossing in Chinchilla ($19 million) and installation of traffic signals at Colamba Street intersection with the Warrego Highway. 

Both the open level crossing where the western Queensland rail line intersects with the Warrego Highway and Wambo Street, and the intersection of the highway with Colamba Street (Chinchilla-Wondai Road) at the base of the Heeney Street overpass, have been identified as traffic and pedestrian safety concerns. 

This project will:

  • improve safety and efficiency by upgrading intersections including right turn facilities onto the local street network
  • provide safer access to business and residential properties adjoining the highway
  • upgrade rail crossing facilities including signals and boom gates
  • provide additional lanes to cope with increased traffic demand
  • install additional street lighting at the rail crossing
  • provide right turn access onto Inverai Road.

This project will be delivered alongside the Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade Package 4 (Colamba Street signals), also located in Chinchilla.

Community info

This project will be delivered as part of the Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) designed to improved road safety between Toowoomba and west of Miles. WHUP is 80% funded by the federal government and 20% by the state government.

Travel times will be impacted by these projects. Local, regional and state-wide motorists and heavy vehicle operators using this section of the Warrego Highway will need to factor in extra travel time due to multiple upgrade sites.

Design layout map

Last updated
23 January 2019