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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Oakey to Miles safety upgrade

Overview:

The department will improve highway safety at a number of sites identified for upgrading.

Location:

Between Oakey and Miles.

Completion:

December 2018.

Benefits:

Improved road safety and freight efficiency.

Supplier:

These works will be delivered as a combination of one or more open market tenders. Construction tenders for the first package of works was awarded to Boral in late February 2017 and will be completed by November 2017.

Packages 2, 3 and 5 will be awarded in September 2017 with construction expected to start in November 2017.

Funding:

$40 million.

Regions:
Downs South West Region

Project info

The Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade project consists of a variety of works packaged into 3 sub-projects to be rolled out throughout 2017 and 2018.

The upgrades aim to improve the safety of all road users by reducing the incidence of fatal or serious injury crashes on the Warrego Highway. The safety improvement works are packaged into multiple contracts and include projects identified using road safety criteria such as road accident history and crash likelihood or severity, as well as motorist feedback. 

The project consists of 5 packages, grouped into 3 contracts:

Package 1

Wide centreline treatment (where the existing pavement width is sufficient), pavement repairs and defined town entry treatments. The wide centreline treatment is line-marking only. Jondaryan, Macalister, Warra and Brigalow have been earmarked for town entry treatments. 

Packages 2, 3 and 5

  1. Widening existing road formation east and west of Brigalow.
  2. Upgrade of 6 intersections through provision of right turn lanes between Oakey and Miles - at Devon Park Road, Station Street (Jondaryan), Bowenville-Norwin Road, Newton Stephens Road, service road (Macalister) and Brownlies Road (Columboola).
  3. Identified safety works including intersection and other signage upgrades, identification and removal of roadside hazards such as trees, edge drops, batter slopes and culvert drops. 

Package 4

Upgrading of the Colamba Street intersection in Chinchilla. This package has now been combined with the Chinchilla Open Level Crossing project.

Community info

Motorists and heavy vehicle operators are encouraged to factor in additional travel time when driving between Toowoomba and Miles due to multiple Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) projects and construction sites.

The Warrego Highway Upgrade Program is a $635 million package of 15 approved projects between Toowoomba and 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.

Media gallery

Wide centreline markings east of Chinchilla.
Wide centreline markings east of Chinchilla.
Last updated
30 August 2017