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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Oakey to Miles safety upgrade


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


Multiple sites between Oakey and Miles.


Mid 2018


Improved road safety and freight efficiency.


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

The contract for Packages 2, 3 and 5 was awarded to FK Gardner & Sons, with construction expected to start in January 2018 and be completed by the end of August 2018.

Package 4 will be constructed as part of the Chinchilla open level rail crossing works.


$40 million—80% federal government, 20% state government.

Downs South West Region

Project info

The $40 million Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade project consists of works packaged into two 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 was line-marking only. Jondaryan, Macalister, Warra and Brigalow were chosen for town entry treatments. 

Package 2, 3 and 5

Packages includes:

  • Widening existing road formation east and west of Brigalow.
  • 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 Stephen Road, service road (Macalister) and Brownlies Road (Columboola).
  • 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.

View a map of the Oakey - Miles safety upgrade packages 2, 3 and 5.

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 and remain patient and vigilant when using this stretch of the Warrego Highway.

Media gallery

Wide centreline markings east of Chinchilla.
Wide centreline markings east of Chinchilla.
Last updated
12 January 2018