Gore Highway and Toowoomba-Athol Road safety upgrades—planning

Planning is underway to improve safety on the Gore Highway and Toowoomba–Athol Road, between Wyreema–Athol Road and James Street.

Community members have had their say to help identify opportunities for safety improvements that will reduce the risk of fatal and serious injury crashes.

The Gore Highway and Toowoomba–Athol Road (previously the Gore Highway) are an important part of the road network for freight, urban and rural traffic accessing Toowoomba from the southwest. 

This planning aims to identify low cost, high benefit safety treatments that will improve transport efficiency and reliability while supporting economic development in southern Queensland and the Darling Downs.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

  • Community consultation helped identify key safety issues.
  • The final business case will propose priority safety upgrades for future funding.

Funding

The Queensland Government has committed $400,000 through the Transport System Planning Program to develop a business case for key safety upgrades on the Gore Highway and Toowoomba–Athol Road, between Wyreema–Athol Road and James Street.

Total investment
$400,000
Queensland Government
$400,000

Current status

The community, businesses, residents and road users were invited to provide feedback via our online community hub to help identify key safety issues and community priorities. Online consultation closed 31 March 2021. The business case will be completed in late 2021.


Gore Highway and Toowoomba-Athol Road safety upgrades map

1. Gore Highway and Toowoomba–Athol Road safety upgrade planning from Wyreema–Athol Road to James Street.