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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Toowoomba to Oakey Duplication Stage One (Nugent Pinch Road to Charlton)


The department has completed the first stage of duplicating the busy Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Oakey.


Warrego Highway on Toowoomba's western outskirts, between Nugent Pinch Road, Cotswold Hills and Leesons Road, west of Charlton.


July 2016


Improving motorist safety and capacity of the highway by providing separation between opposing traffic streams, intersection upgrades and new turning lanes to provide safe turning opportunities.


Seymour Whyte Constructions.


$110 million as part of $635 million WHUP funded 80% by the federal government and 20% by the state government.

Darling Downs Region

Project info

Construction of the stage 1 duplication between Nugent Pinch Road, Cotswold Hills and Leesons Road, Charlton was the first stage of the Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP).

The Nugents Pinch Road to Leesons Road duplication created 2 lanes in each direction for 5.7km. 

This section of the highway carries more than 15,000 vehicles each day, which is set to increase to 30,000 over the next 20 years.

The works also included the construction of a grade-separated intersection at Troys Road, installation of traffic signals at Omara Road and Steger Road, and the realignment of the Charlton Pinch Road and Gowrie Junction Road intersections.

Community info

The WHUP is a $635 million package of 15 projects between Toowoomba and Miles that are planned to be delivered between 2014-15 and 2018-19. The WHUP is funded by the Australian Government and the Queensland Government on an 80:20 funding split arrangement – $635 million ($508 million federal funding and $127 million state funding).

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Last updated
30 April 2017