Warrego Highway—Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade

We are delivering safety upgrades at key sites from Oakey to Miles through 5 works packages as part of the Warrego Highway Upgrade Program.

The upgrades aim to improve the safety of all road users on the Warrego Highway. The safety improvement works were identified using road safety criteria such as road accident history and crash likelihood or severity, as well as motorist feedback.

Benefits

  • Improves safety

Key features

The Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade project consists of 3 contracts to be rolled out between 2017 and 2020.

The project consists of the following packages and features:

Package 1

  • Wide centreline treatment (where the existing road width is sufficient), road repairs and defined town entry treatments. The wide centreline treatment involved line-marking only. Jondaryan, Macalister, Warra and Brigalow were chosen for town entry treatments. 

Packages 2, 3 and 5

  • Widening existing road formation east and west of Brigalow.
  • Upgrade of 6 intersections through provision of right turn lanes between Oakey and Miles - at Devon Park Road, Station Street (Jondaryan), Bowenville-Norwin Road, Newton Stephen Road, Macalister- Bell Road / Macalister Wilkie Creek Road (Macalister), and Brownlies Road (Columboola).
  • Identified safety works including intersection and other signage upgrades, identification and removal of roadside hazards such as trees, edge drops, batter slopes and culvert drops. 

Package 4

  • Upgrading of the Colamba Street intersection in Chinchilla.

Map view of Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade packages 2, 3 and 5

Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade map of packages 2, 3 and 5

Funding

We are delivering this project as part of the $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) which will improve road safety between Toowoomba and west of Miles funded 80% by the Australian Government and 20% by the Queensland Government.

Total investment
$43.5 million
Queensland Government
$43.5 million

Current status

The construction contract for the first package of works was awarded to Boral in late February 2017 and completed in November 2017.

Packages 2, 3 and 5, constructed by FKG, started in January 2018 and were completed in January 2019.

Package 4 is being built by Decmil under the same contract as the Chinchilla Open Level Rail Crossing Upgrade. This contract is scheduled for completion in August 2020.