New England Highway upgrade planning—Warwick to Stanthorpe

Planning to improve safety and efficiency on sections of the New England Highway have been completed.

This project involved investigating options to improve safety on various sections of the New England Highway between Warwick and Stanthorpe. 

Some of the options investigated included a new overtaking lane, widening the road to accommodate wide centre lines and intersection upgrades.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Contributes to economy
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • New overtaking lane.
  • Improved safety.
  • Wide centre line treatment.
  • Intersection upgrades.
  • Additional safety features.


The project was delivered under the Transport System Planning Program.

Total investment
Queensland Government

Current status

Business case completed.

Project map

New England Highway upgrade planning Warwick to Stanthorpe project map

  1. Investigating wide centre line treatments and intersection improvements.
  2. Investigating wide centre line treatments and overtaking opportunities.
  3. Investigating Amiens Road intersection.
  4. Investigating Old Caves Road intersection.