Warrego Highway (Ipswich - Toowoomba) and Haigslea - Amberley Road interchange, planning (commonly known as the Warrego Highway and Haigslea-Amberley Upgrade)

Planning is being undertaken that will identify preferred options to address the safety issues at the Warrego Highway and Haigslea-Amberley Road intersection.

In early 2020 an initial planning study was completed that investigated options to address the safety issues at the Haigslea–Amberley Road intersection with the Warrego Highway. This initial planning study identified no intersection safety improvements that fully addressed the issues.

The next stage of planning is to undertake a Preliminary Evaluation, to broaden the scope of the study in order to identify options addressing the safety issues. This is expected to be completed by late 2021.

At this stage, there is no funding for further planning, design or construction. Funding for further stages will compete against other statewide priorities.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Contributes to economy
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Better active transport
  • Reduces travel time
  • Better road access

Key features

This planning phase (Preliminary Evaluation) will identify preferred options to address the safety issues at the intersection.

Funding

The Queensland Government has committed $800,000 to deliver a preliminary evaluation that will identify preferred options. This project has been included in the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program 2020–21 to 2023–24. Investment ID 1538623

At this stage, there is no funding for further planning, design or construction. Funding for further stages will compete against other statewide priorities.  

Total investment
$800,000
Queensland Government
$800,000

Current status

The planning phase is expected to be completed by late 2021.

Project map

Overview map of Warrego Highway Ipswich Toowoomba and Haigslea Amberley Road intersection