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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Dalby Eastern Access Upgrade


The Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) is a $635 million package of 18 approved projects between Toowoomba and west of Miles funded 80% by the federal government and 20% by the state government.


The Warrego Highway between just east of Winton Street and east of Nicholson Street (Moonie Highway).


Construction of this project was completed in November 2018, 15 months after construction began.


Improved safety at intersections due to the provision of dedicated turning lanes and traffic signals at major intersections designed to accommodate growing traffic volumes through Dalby.


FKG McIlwain Joint Venture.


$56 million.

Downs South West Region

Project info

The works included a new 4-lane section between from just east of Winton Street to Orpen Street.

Upgrading the existing 4-lane section between Orpen Street and the Moonie Highway  included:

  • new traffic signals
  • additional turning lanes
  • centre medians
  • new kerb and channel
  • improved street lighting.

This project has reduced the conflict between local and through traffic by providing safer opportunities for turning manoeuvres and improving connectivity across the highway for local traffic.

Other works included:

  • replacing/removing current parking arrangements on the Warrego Highway that did not meet safety standards and posed a hazard to highway traffic with alternative facilities provided on the adjacent local network
  • pavement reconstruction, which has provided a smoother driving surface and will reduce road maintenance costs.

Community info

Motorists and heavy vehicle operators need to be aware of additional traffic signals and changed traffic conditions on the Warrego Highway through Dalby.

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Last updated
15 March 2019