New England Highway realignment

As part of constructing the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project, the New England Highway at Mount Kynoch will be permanently realigned.

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Building the New England Highway realignment

The New England Highway will be permanently realigned to facilitate construction of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing some 30m below and enable the road to pass underneath the highway.

The realignment of the New England Highway will minimise impacts to motorists and delivers long term improvements, and reduces impacts on motorists and the community during construction of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

Works to build the realigned New England Highway will include:

  • bulk earthworks
  • bridge work
  • roadworks.

To meet the construction schedule, there will be an overlap between stages.


Construction updates

Nexus commenced earthworks for the New England Highway in 2016. This continued to mid-2017 to form the earth mounds for bridge work.

During late 2017, arch beams and bridge deck units were installed for the dual northbound and southbound bridges over the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

Roadworks to connect the bridges with the existing New England Highway commenced in late 2017 and will continue in 2018.

When complete, the realigned one kilometre dual-carriageway of the New England Highway will improve road safety for motorists with a wider central median, protected U-turn areas and by increasing the line of vision. The new bridges will carry two lanes of traffic (two lanes northbound and two lanes southbound) on the New England Highway.

Earthworks to remove the former lanes of the New England Highway and construct the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing under the New England Highway will take place during 2018.

Information on traffic impacts on the New England Highway at Mount Kynoch is available on our traffic page.