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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Dalby Western Access Upgrade

Overview:

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.

Location:

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

Completion:

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

Benefits:

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

Supplier:

FKG McIlwain Joint Venture.

Funding:

$59 million.

Regions:
Downs South West Region

Project info

The works included constructing a new four-lane section between the Moonie Highway (Nicholson Street) and Black Street (saleyards access). 
New traffic signals and additional turning lanes were provided as part of the works. These assets 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 has being realigned to the south of the old highway. The old highway provides a service road for commercial premises in the industrial estate. This realignment also safely removes heavy vehicles accessing this estate from highway traffic. 

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

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
20 November 2018