New England Highway (Yarraman - Toowoomba), Borneo Barracks (Cabarlah), construct turning lanes

The department is working with the Department of Defence to upgrade the entrance to the Borneo Barracks from the New England Highway at Cabarlah.

The upgrade will improve safety at the entrance to the Borneo Barracks from the New England Highway and will consider increased traffic volume in the future.

There are several outcomes for the entrance, including:

  • traffic lights
  • speed limit reductions
  • left and right turning lanes
  • signage, line marking and lighting.

The project may require trimming or removing a small number of trees. The department will minimise the number of trees impacted as much as possible and the necessary environmental practices will be adhered to for any trees requiring removal.

Construction crews will include a qualified fauna spotter to proactively check the work zone for animals and wildlife. Any animals found will be safely relocated. 

Cultural heritage assessments will be conducted in accordance with best practices.

The existing bus stop may also be relocated.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Better road access
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Better active transport
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Improve safety for road users entering and exiting the Borneo Barracks.
  • Improve safety for road users on the New England Highway.
  • Support the Borneo Barracks.


This project is funded by the Australian Government. The Australian Government’s Independent Strategic Review of its Infrastructure Investment Program Review resulted in the project no longer receiving the previously committed $5 million Australian Government funding. Investment ID 1490506.

A revised project cost of $7.5 million was announced on 22 December 2023.

Current status

Detailed design has been completed. Construction timeframes to be confirmed. 

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