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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Chinchilla Open Level Crossing and Colamba Street intersection upgrades

Overview:

The department will improve safety at the open level crossing and Colamba Street intersections in Chinchilla.

Location:

Chinchilla.

Completion:

Construction of this project is expected to begin in November 2017, with completion in early 2019.

Benefits:

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

Funding:

$16 million for the open level rail crossing and $40 million for the Oakey-Miles Safety Upgrade which includes Colamba St.

These projects form part of the $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP), 80% funded by the federal government and 20% by the state government.

Regions:
Downs South West Region

Project info

The open level crossing project covers the section of road where the western Queensland rail line intersects with the Warrego Highway and Wambo Street. This is an important north-south connection for town traffic.

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 by providing additional lanes to cope with increased traffic demand
  • install additional street lighting at the rail crossing
  • provide right turn access onto Inverai Road.

Community info

The project will be delivered as part of the $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) designed to improve road safety between Toowoomba and Miles and to be implemented by mid-2019. Travel times will be impacted by these projects. Local, regional and statewide motorists and heavy vehicle operators using the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Miles will need to factor in extra travel time due to multiple Warrego Highway upgrade sites over the next 2 years.

Media gallery

Colamba St and Warrego Highway intersection before the project commences.
Colamba St and Warrego Highway intersection before the project commences.

Last updated
31 July 2017