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 took place in mid-2020.

In 2020, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) undertook community consultation on a proposed design for the Warrego Highway – Mount Crosby Road interchange upgrade. The proposed design was based on a 2017 planning study which used traffic data collected in 2015-16 to identify an option that addressed short-term safety and congestion issues at the interchange.

Due to a number of factors including changed traffic conditions, increased traffic demand and substantial growth in the local area, the identified option no longer addresses these issues.

As a result of this feedback and due to substantial changes in traffic conditions at the interchange, TMR is developing additional options for a significant interchange upgrade.

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

As a result of this feedback and due to substantial changes in traffic conditions at the interchange, TMR is developing additional options for a significant interchange upgrade.

Funding

The Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2021–22 to 2024–25 shows that the Queensland Government has allocated $108.614 million state funding contribution towards the $543.88 million Warrego Highway commitments. 

This includes a $4 million commitment by the Australian Government and a $1 million
commitment by the Queensland Government to the Warrego Highway – Mount Crosby
Road interchange project. Investment ID 1572882

Total investment
$5 million
Australian Government
$4 million
Queensland Government
$1 million

Current status

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) undertook community consultation on a proposed Warrego Highway – Mount Crosby Road interchange upgrade. Read the consultation report.

As a result of this feedback and due to substantial changes in traffic conditions at the interchange, TMR is developing additional options for a significant interchange upgrade.