Warrego Highway (Ipswich - Toowoomba) and Mount Crosby Road interchange, planning (locally known as Warrego Highway – Mount Crosby Road Interchange Upgrade)

Community consultation on the proposed Warrego Highway – Mount Crosby Road interchange upgrade is now closed. The proposed design is intended to improve traffic flow, reduce queuing and increase safety for motorists using the Mount Crosby Road interchange.

In July 2017, a planning study into the traffic congestion, safety and active transport issues at the Warrego Highway and Mount Crosby Road interchange was completed. The study identified an option to improve safety, reduce queuing along Mount Crosby Road and improve traffic at the Warrego Highway – Mount Crosby Road interchange.

The design of the proposed upgrade currently includes: 

  • increased capacity on the southern (North Tivoli) roundabout with an additional circulating lane.
  • a reconfigured and simplified northern (Chuwar) roundabout. This includes the addition of a slip lane for through traffic travelling north (from the Warrego Highway towards Karalee) and restricting access to/from Coal Road. 
  • a dedicated pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Warrego Highway to the west of the Mount Crosby Road overpass.

The proposed project design was based on the findings of the 2017 planning study and seeks to address the community's safety concerns and reduce congestion. 

 

Benefits

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

Key features

  • Improved traffic flow, reduced congestion and increased safety for motorists using this section of the Warrego Highway.
  • Reduced queuing at both Mount Crosby Road roundabouts.
  • Increased safety for pedestrians and bike riders.

 

Funding

The Mount Crosby Road interchange has been identified in the Queensland Transport Roads and Investment Program 2020-21 to 2023-24 as a priority project as part of the $546.838 million Warrego Highway funding commitment by Australian and Queensland governments.

This includes $720,000 allocated for project planning by the Queensland Government. Investment ID 1572882.

Total investment
$720,000
Queensland Government
$720,000

Community Feedback

This input will inform the scope and design of the project, the subsequent business case and timeframe for project delivery.

Once all feedback has been collated and analysed, the community will be informed of the consultation outcomes. 

Map of the proposed upgrades to the Warrego Highway and Mount Crosby Road interchange
View larger image of proposed upgrades at the Warrego Highway Mount Crosby interchange.

Warrego Highway Mount Crosby Road interchange upgrade
View larger image of proposed upgrades at the Warrego Highway Mount Crosby interchange