Murphys Creek Road and Brookside Place intersection upgrade

Murphys Creek Road and Brookside Place intersection at Postmans Ridge is being 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 will give priority to Murphys Creek Road traffic, removing the need for through traffic to stop. Entry onto Brookside Place will be safer with the installation of a dedicated right-turn lane on Murphys Creek Road.

This upgrade will be delivered under the Toowoomba Bypass program of works aimed at improving traffic efficiency in the area. 

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases capacity
  • Better road access
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

  • 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.

Funding

This project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments as part of the Toowoomba Bypass project.

Total investment
$4.1 million

Current status

Construction commenced in December 2020 and is due to be completed by late April 2021, weather permitting.

 

Project map

map of Murphys Creek Road and Brookside Place intersection