Gatton-Helidon Road, pavement widening

The Gatton-Helidon Road project is in the design phase and is being undertaken to provide long-term improvements to traffic flow and road safety.

Gatton-Helidon Road is an important rural road connecting agricultural communities in the Lockyer Valley, including Gatton, Grantham and Helidon with the Warrego Highway.

The project involves designing safety improvements for the high speed sections including road widening, removing roadside hazards and upgrading key intersections. It does not include rehabilitation of the existing pavement.

We are inviting the community to provide feedback about safety and efficiency on Gatton-Helidon Road.

This is a design project only, construction will be scheduled when funding is allocated.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

  • Road widening and installation of a wide centre line to reduce the risk of crashes.
  • Vegetation clearing and removing hazards to provide a safer roadside environment.
  • Improving intersections with additional turning lanes to maintain traffic flow and avoid rear-end crashes. 


This project is funded by the Queensland Government through the Targeted Road Safety Program.

Total investment
$4.6 million
Queensland Government
$4.6 million

Current status

Have your say about safety and efficiency on Gatton-Helidon Road and vote for the best option to improve safety at the railway underpass from Gatton-Helidon Road to Lawlers Road. Online consultation closes 28 February 2022.

We are also consulting with business and property on Gatton-Helidon Road and other stakeholders who may be impacted by the proposed design.

This project aims to deliver the design in June 2022.

Gatton-Helidon Road, pavement widening location map

Gatton-Helidon Road, pavement widening location map