The permanent Gatton Heavy Vehicle Decoupling Facility allows heavy vehicle drivers to reconfigure their combinations to conform to national regulations before continuing their journey east.
Murphys Creek Road and Brookside Place intersection upgrade
Murphys Creek Road and Brookside Place intersection at Postmans Ridge has been upgraded to improve safety, road capacity, and increase road freight access and productivity.
Murphys Creek Road is an important link between the Warrego and New England Highways. It is an alternative route for heavy vehicles during Toowoomba Connection Road closures.
The changes to the intersection have given priority to Murphys Creek Road traffic, removing the need for through traffic to stop. Entry onto Brookside Place is safer following the installation of a dedicated right-turn lane on Murphys Creek Road.
This upgrade was delivered under the Toowoomba Bypass program of works aimed at improving traffic efficiency in the area.
- Improves safety
- Improves network efficiency
- Increases capacity
- Better road access
- Reduces travel time
- Contributes to economy
- Improved freight connectivity.
- Dedicated right turn into Brookside Place from Murphys Creek Road.
- Improved sight distance over the crest on Murphys Creek Road.
- Increased flow and efficiency of through traffic movements.
This project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments as part of the Toowoomba Bypass project.
- Total investment
- $4.1 million
Construction was completed in May 2021.