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

The realignment of Mort Street is open to traffic. Mort Street now has two new roundabouts and connects with the upgraded Tor Street intersection. This means Hermitage Road has been permanently realigned, with a cul-de-sac for the eastern section

It is anticipated the new access road (via Hermitage Road east) into the TWMC will be open in mid-2017 and the existing road alignment (via Bedford Street) will be permanently closed to TWMC traffic.

Works for the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing alignment and Mort Street interchange are continuing.

Information on traffic impacts in the Cranley area is available on our traffic page.