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.

This is to facilitate construction of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing some 30m below and enable the road to pass underneath the New England Highway. The realignment will also minimise impacts to motorists on the New England Highway, as it will allow two lanes of traffic to remain open in both directions during construction.


Building the New England Highway realignment

The realignment of the New England Highway 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.

During 2017, excavation will continue and foundations will be constructed for the dual northbound and southbound bridges over the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing. Arch beams will be installed for the new 70m long bridges and roadworks will start to connect the bridges with the existing New England Highway.

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.