New England Highway realignment

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

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What's involved?

Works involve:

  • permanently realigning one kilometre (dual-carriageway) of the New England Highway. The realigned New England Highway will improve road safety for motorists with a wider central median and by increasing the line of vision
  • constructing a dual arch bridge to enable the TSRC to pass 30m below the highway. The new bridges will carry two lanes of traffic (two lanes northbound and two lanes southbound) on the New England Highway.
  • constructing two protected U-turn areas.

Progress

Completed works

Completed works include:

  • earthworks were carried out to form the earth mounds for the bridge work between 2016 and mid-2017
  • arch beams and bridge deck units were installed for the dual northbound and southbound bridges over the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing during late 2017.

Upcoming works

Works currently underway include:

  • continuing with roadworks to connect the arch bridges with the existing New England Highway
  • relocating services
  • preparing for earthworks to remove the existing lanes of the New England Highway.

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