Warrego Highway—Chinchilla open level crossing upgrade and Colamba Street signals

We will improve safety at the open level rail crossing and install traffic signals at the Colamba Street intersection in Chinchilla.

We have begun construction to improve safety at the intersection of the Warrego Highway with the western Queensland rail line and Wambo Street in Chinchilla. Construction is also underway at the Warrego Highway and Colamba Street (Chinchilla-Wondai Road) intersection at the base of the Heeney Street overpass in Chinchilla.

Travel times will be impacted by these projects. Local, regional and state-wide motorists and heavy vehicle operators using the Warrego Highway will need to factor in extra travel time due to multiple upgrade sites.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity

Key features

This project includes an upgrade of the open level rail crossing in Chinchilla ($19 million) and installation of traffic signals at the Warrego Highway and Colamba Street intersection. 

This project will:

  • improve safety and efficiency by upgrading intersections including right turn facilities onto the local street network
  • provide safer access to business and residential properties adjoining the highway
  • upgrade rail crossing facilities including signals and boom gates
  • provide additional lanes to cope with increased traffic demand
  • install additional street lighting at the rail crossing
  • provide right turn access onto Inverai Road.

This project will be delivered alongside the Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade Package 4 (Colamba Street signals), also located in Chinchilla. We are delivering this project as part of the Warrego Highway Upgrade Program designed to improve road safety between Toowoomba and west of Miles.

Map of the Chinchilla open level crossing upgrade and Colamba Street signals project

Warrego Highway Upgrade Program Chinchilla open level crossing upgrade and Colamba Street signals project map

Funding

The Warrego Highway Upgrade Program is 80 percent funded by the Australian Government and 20 percent by the State Government.

$19 million for the Chinchilla Open Level Crossing. Colamba Street signals will be funded from the $43.5 million Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade project.

Total investment
$19 million
Queensland Government
$19 million