New England Highway (Toowoomba-Warwick) business cases

The planning projects investigated future infrastructure to improve safety and efficiency on the New England Highway, south of Toowoomba.

These 2 projects involved investigating locations for road widening, overtaking lanes and wide centre lines on a 6.8km section of the New England Highway between Cambooya Connection Road and Greenmount Clifton Road, as well as replacing the existing steel culverts at the Emu Creek crossing.

While there is currently no funding for construction, the department will be working to have the projects ready to build once funding is available.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance

Key features

  • Widen road to increase highway capacity and efficiency.
  • Install wide centre lines to separate opposing traffic and improve safety.
  • Install overtaking lanes to increase highway capacity, improve safety and reduce travel time.
  • Replace culverts at Emu Creek to increase flood resilience and road safety.


100% Queensland Government under the Queensland Transport Road Investment Program (QTRIP). Investment ID 1513454 - $200,000 Investment ID 1152898 - $450,000

Total investment
Queensland Government

Current status

The business cases were completed in March 2022.

New England Highway (Toowoomba-Warwick) business cases location map

New England Highway (Toowoomba-Warwick) business cases location map