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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Dalby Eastern Access Upgrade

Overview:

The Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) is a $635 million package of 18 approved projects between Toowoomba and west of Miles that are planned to be delivered between 2014 and mid-2019. The WHUP is funded 80% by the federal government and 20% by the state government.

Location:

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

Completion:

Construction of this project is expected to be completed in November 2018, weather permitting.

Benefits:

Improved safety at intersections due to the provision of dedicated right turn lanes designed to accommodate growing traffic volumes through Dalby.

Supplier:

FKG McIlwain Joint Venture.

Funding:

$56 million.

Regions:
Downs South West Region

Project info

The works include 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 Moonie Highway will include:

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

This project will reduce 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 include:

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

Community info

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.

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Last updated
19 October 2018