Mort Street interchange

A grade separated interchange will be constructed at the northern end of Mort Street, Cranley, connecting to Hermitage Road and the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

This involves constructing:

  • three roundabouts, with a network of new roads connecting to the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, Mort Street, Baillie Henderson Hospital and Hermitage Road
  • two on-ramps, enabling motorists to access the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing in both directions
  • two off-ramps, enabling eastbound and westbound motorists to exit the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing
  • a bridge, carrying the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing over Mort Street and the rail line
  • realigned entrance into Baillie Henderson Hospital off Mort Street
  • an approximately 1.1km long road, connecting Hermitage Road to the Toowoomba Waste Management Centre (TWMC), providing access for commercial vehicles.

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Building the Mort Street interchange

To accommodate the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, Hermitage Road will be permanently realigned into east and west sections. The section of Hermitage Road east of the TWMC will remain accessible from the northern end of Mort Street. A U-turn bay will be installed where Hermitage Road (east) meets the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, enabling heavy vehicles to turn around safely.

An approximately 1.9km long section of road will be constructed to connect Mort Street with the western section of Hermitage Road, Tor Street and Ganzer Road. The Tor Street and Hermitage Road intersection will also be upgraded.

Mort Street Connection Road

Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) is upgrading Mort Street from the Jellicoe Street and West Street intersection to provide a connection to the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing. The project is planned to be completed in conjunction with the completion of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing in 2018. Please refer to the TRC website for more information about the Mort Street Connection Road.

Goombungee Road

A bridge for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing will be constructed over Goombungee Road at Harlaxton. There will be no direct connection from the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing to Goombungee Road. 

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Construction updates

Works around Mort Street and Hermitage Road have commenced and will be completed prior to construction starting on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing alignment and interchange.

This is to maintain traffic access through the area during project construction. It is anticipated the new Mort Street connection road and access road into the TWMC will be open in mid-2017 and the existing road alignment will be permanently closed to traffic.