Torbanlea – Pialba Road, various locations, upgrade intersections and floodways

Work is underway on flood immunity and intersection upgrades along sections of Torbanlea – Pialba Road between Beelbi Creek and Takura.

The department is improving road safety and flood resilience for Hervey Bay and surrounding communities by upgrading Torbanlea – Pialba Road.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

  • Upgrades to 3 floodways, including a new 4-span bridge at Beelbi Creek to provide a flood immunity for a one-in-100-year flood event.
  • Road safety improvements by realigning and widening sections of Torbanlea – Pialba Road.
  • Intersection upgrades, including realignments and installing separated turn lanes to improve traffic flow and reduce the potential for rear-end crashes. Seven intersections will be upgraded at: 
    1. Old Toogoom Road intersection
    2. Churchill Mine Road intersection
    3. Antill Road intersection
    4. Grabbes Road intersection
    5. Gear Road intersection
    6. Toogoom Cane Road intersection
    7. Sanctuary Hills Road intersection
    8. Simmos Road intersection.

Funding

This project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative. Investment ID 1219670

Total investment
$30 million
Australian Government
$24 million
Queensland Government
$6 million

Current status

Tenders have been called and construction started in 2022.

Torbanlea – Pialba Road, various locations, upgrade intersections and floodways location map

map with numbers indicating location of work.  1.	Old Toogoom Road intersection 2.	Churchill Mine Road intersection 3.	Antill Road intersection 4.	Grabbes Road intersection 5.	Gear Road intersection 6.	Toogoom Cane Road intersection 7.	Sanctuary Hills Road intersection 8.	Simmos Road intersection.

  1. Old Toogoom Road intersection
  2. Churchill Mine Road intersection
  3. Antill Road intersection
  4. Grabbes Road intersection
  5. Gear Road intersection
  6. Toogoom Cane Road intersection
  7. Sanctuary Hills Road intersection
  8. Simmos Road intersection.