Brisbane Valley Highway (Ipswich - Harlin), Warrego Highway to Fernvale, improve safety

The department is progressing with design work to improve safety for the Brisbane Valley Highway.

Improvements to approximately 14km of the Brisbane Valley Highway will reduce the rate and severity of crashes and improve traffic efficiency.

The Brisbane Valley Highway provides a busy route for motorists travelling to Brisbane and Ipswich. Traffic incidents currently result in significant delays or road closures. The proposed road treatments will help to address these issues and provide a safer road network.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Improves ride quality
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

  • Wide centre line treatment to provide additional separation between northbound and southbound traffic.
  • Guardrail to provide better protection from roadside hazards.
  • Vegetation clearing from the lane edge between the Warrego Highway and Fernvale to remove roadside hazards.
  • A dedicated right-turn and left-turn at Ironbark Road intersection and reducing the length of overtaking lanes approaching the intersection.
  • A police enforcement bay south of the Glamorgan Vale Road intersection.
  • A dedicated left-turn at the Glamorgan Vale Road intersection.
  • A dedicated left-turn at the Wanora Road intersection.
  • A dedicated right-turn and left-turn at the Borallon Station Road intersection.
  • Embankment works and table drain widening at Millar Road will improve sight lines and visibility for road users.

Funding

This project is fully funded by the Queensland Government through its Targeted Road Safety Program. Investment ID 1465911

Total investment
$14.4 million
Queensland Government
$14.4 million

Current status

Design is progressing and expected to be completed in mid-2022. Construction will follow later in the year, weather and construction scheduling permitting.

Below is the proposed design for the Brisbane Valley Highway safety improvements.

Design of safety improvements to the Brisbane Valley Highway (Ipswich - Harlin), Warrego Highway to Fern.