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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Dalby Western Access Upgrade


The department is upgrading the Warrego Highway through the western half of Dalby.


Between the Moonie Highway (Nicholson Street) and just west of Watt Street.


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


Improving motorist safety and capacity of the highway through intersection upgrades and new turning lanes to provide safer turning opportunities on the western approach to Dalby.


FKG McIlwain Joint Venture


$59 million

Downs South West Region

Project info

The works include constructing a new four-lane section between Moonie Highway (Nicholson Street) and Black Street (saleyards access). Two lanes will be maintained west of Black Street.

New traffic signals and additional turning lanes are being provided as part of the works. These will reduce the potential for conflict between through and turning traffic by providing safer opportunities to exit and enter the highway.

The western end of the highway is being realigned to the south of the existing highway. The existing highway will provide a service road for commercial premises in the industrial estate. This realignment will also safely remove heavy vehicles accessing this estate from highway traffic. 

A new high quality product will be used on the asphalt surface to reduce highway noise, with levels to be monitored after completion of the upgrade. Noise studies have been done to establish a baseline against which future levels can be assessed.

Community info

The Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) is a $635 million package of 15 approved projects between Toowoomba and Miles that will be delivered between 2014 and mid-2019. The WHUP is funded 80% by the federal government and 20% by the state government.

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 over the next 2 years.

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Last updated
23 February 2018