Haulage routes

Transporting material and equipment to and from site is a necessary part of constructing the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

Heavy vehicles, such as those transporting fill material, concrete or machinery, will use predetermined haulage routes, approved by the relevant State and Local government authorities.


Due to the size of the project, a vast amount of construction material and machinery is needed to build the new road. There may be hundreds of additional light and heavy vehicles each day on approved haulage routes, depending on construction timing and needs. This will be most visible on local roads which will notice a significant increase in traffic.

We will reuse excavated material within the corridor and produce materials onsite, where possible, to minimise the overall distances required for transporting materials.

When determining haulage routes, Nexus considered:

  • ways to minimise impacts on the local community and road network
  • road usage restrictions and regulations
  • the need for efficient routes to major site access points.

The peak haulage period is anticipated to be from late 2016 to mid-2018, for earthworks and surfacing activities.

What to expect:

  • increases in heavy vehicle movements. The number of vehicle movements will vary, depending on the stage of works
  • installation of temporary intersections across public roads. These intersections are controlled by signage or portable traffic signals and are used to move materials safely between work sites
  • dust will be minimised by covering loads, washing wheels, and using water trucks and rumble grids
  • most haulage vehicle movements will occur within standard construction hours (6.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday)
  • some out-of-hours work will be necessary throughout the project to meet traffic permit requirements. Local residents will be notified prior to out-of-hours work commencing.

Nexus apologises for any inconvenience these works may cause and appreciates your patience while these important works are being carried out.


Approved roads to be used by haulage vehicles

West

Haulage Map - West
  • Nass Road, Charlton
  • O’Mara Rd, Charlton and Wellcamp
  • Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road, Wellcamp
  • Troys Road, Charlton
  • Warrego Highway
  • Wirth Road, Charlton
  • Witmack Road/Vision Street, Wellcamp

Central

Haulage Map - Central
  • Bedford Street, Cranley
  • Boundary Street and Pedersen Street, Cranley
  • Bridge Street, Toowoomba
  • Chalk Drive, Toowoomba
  • Ganzer Road, Gowrie Junction
  • Goombungee Road, Harlaxton
  • Gowrie Junction Road, Gowrie Junction
  • Griffiths Street, Harlaxton
  • Hendy Street and Bedwell Street, Cranley
  • Hermitage Road, Cranley
  • Hume Street, Toowoomba
  • Jellicoe Street, North Toowoomba
  • Mort Street, Toowoomba
  • New England Highway
  • Tor Street, Cranley*
  • Warrego Highway
  • West Street, Toowoomba
    *unsealed or partially-sealed road

East

Haulage Map - East
  • Gittens Road, Withcott*
  • Jones Road, Withcott
  • McNamaras Road, Withcott*
  • Morleys Road, Ballard*
  • Murphys Creek Road, Postmans Ridge
  • Oakey Creek Road, Withcott*
  • Paynter Road, Postmans Ridge*
  • Postmans Ridge Road, Postmans Ridge
  • Roches Road, Withcott*
  • Six Mile Creek Road, Withcott*
  • Twidales Road, Helidon Spa*
  • Wallens Road, Withcott
  • Warrego Highway
    *unsealed or partially-sealed road