Traffic

To ensure the safety of motorists and our workforce, changed traffic conditions will be necessary at times. This includes reduced speed limits, lane closures, delays and detours. Traffic control and signage will be used, as required, to direct motorists safely through the work area.


The project team aims to notify residents and motorists about changed traffic conditions in advance, so they can plan their journey and allow extra travel time.

For more information please contact the Community Relations team on 1800 198 878 or email info@nexusTSRC.com.au.

Motorists should expect minor delays and disruptions where we undertaking TSRC work alongside roads in the Toowoomba region. Read on for current and upcoming traffic impacts.


Traffic Impacts

West | Central | East
TOOWOOMBA RANGE CLOSURES:
Warrego Highway, Toowoomba Range (westbound up lanes)

Intermittent Range closures in place for all westbound traffic due to Super T deliveries

Timing:
Closures on 28/6-29/6, 29/6-30/6, 4/7-5/7 and 5/7-6/7 (approximately between midnight and 4am)
Impacts:
Intermittent westbound up lane closures. Detours via Murphys Creek Road and Cunningham Highway. Expect delays
West | Central | East
Wellcamp:
Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road

Delivery and installation of construction materials

Timing:
4-10 July 2017
Impacts:
Intermittent hold and release traffic conditions for between 5 and 15 minutes. Expect delays
West | Central | East
Mount Kynoch:
New England Highway

Delivery of construction materials

Timing:
28/6-29/6 and 29/6-30/6 between midnight and 4am
Impacts:
Hold and release traffic conditions for up to five minutes
West | Central | East
Rangeville:
Cohoe Street and James Street (at the top of the Range)

Delivery of construction materials

Timing:
Closures on 28/6-29/6, 29/6-30/6, 4/7-5/7 and 5/7-6/7 (approximately between midnight and 4am)
Impacts:
Temporary lane closure. Detours via James Street, Herries Street and Margaret Street. Expect delays
West | Central | East
Withcott:
Warrego Highway

Delivery of construction materials

Timing:
Closures on 28/6-29/6, 29/6-30/6, 4/7-5/7 and 5/7-6/7 (approximately between midnight and 4am)
Impacts:
Temporary lane closures. Expect delays
West
Athol:
Gore Highway

Changed traffic conditions as part of the TSRC corridor (about 4km west of Westbrook-Wyreema Road, Westbrook)

Timing:
Until early 2018
Impacts:
Reduced speed limits, and temporary lane and shoulder closures. Hold and release traffic control will be in place. Expect minor delays
West
Athol:
Newton Road

Newton Road has been realigned into east and west sections. A section of the road is now permanently closed at its intersection with the TSRC

Timing:
Permanent closure from mid-March 2017
Impacts:
The eastern section is now a No Through Road accessible from Gore Highway and the western section is accessible from the Gore Highway-Wainwright Road intersection
West
Athol:
Wainwright Road

Wainwright Road has been realigned into north and south sections. A section is now permanently closed at its intersection with the TSRC westbound off-ramp

Timing:
Permanent closure from early March 2017
Impacts:
The northern section is now a No Through Road directly accessible from Gore Highway, and the southern section is now a cul-de-sac accessible from Wainwright Road from the Gore Highway via Wyreema-Athol Road
East
Ballard to Mount Kynoch:
Viaduct area

Pier construction work on the viaduct. Installation of Super T girders

Timing:
Until early 2018
Impacts:
Pier construction can result in increased levels of noise, vibration and dust in surrounding areas. Night deliveries for Super T girders. Residents and motorists will also see an increase in traffic along the New England Highway at Mount Kynoch as concrete and other materials are delivered to site. Expect minor delays
East
Ballard:
Morleys Road

Constructing the Morleys Road underpass and new alignment for Morleys Road

Timing:
Until late 2017
Impacts:
Some noise, dust and minor delays. Intermittent hold and release traffic control. Morleys Road is closed to all traffic east of the Morleys Road-Wallens Road intersection within the TSRC corridor
Central
Central work area:
Other works

Bulk earthworks between New England Highway, Goombungee Road, Harlaxton; and Mort Street and Tor Street, Cranley

Timing:
Ongoing
Impacts:
No traffic impacts
West
Charlton:
Warrego Highway

Constructing a bridge over the Warrego Highway, constructing on- and off-ramps and installing traffic lights at the Warrego Highway intersection of Nass Road-Wirth Road.

Timing:
Until late 2017
Impacts:
reducing about 1.2km of the Warrego Highway to a single lane in each direction until late 2017. These closures will be rolled out in stages to reduce the impact on road users. Lane width will be maintained for wide loads. Temporarily reducing the speed limit to 60km/h in work zones. Expect minor delays
West
Charlton:
Willett Road

Willett Road has been permanently closed at its intersection with the Warrego Highway, Charlton

Timing:
Permanent closure from late May 2017
Impacts:
Local access to Willett Road and access to Charlton Speedway is via Wirth Road
West
Charlton:
Wirth Road

Constructing the new bridges over Wirth Road and Willett Road

Timing:
Until late 2017
Impacts:
Temporary lane and shoulder closures. Increased construction impacts. No closures will be in place during Charlton Speedway events. Expect minor delays
Central
Cranley:
Boundary Street

Bulk haulage operations associated with works to excavate and form the Boundary Street interchange

Timing:
Until early July 2017
Impacts:
Temporary closure of Boundary Street, between Morris Road and Ganzer Road. Motorists will be detoured via Morris Road, Gowrie Junction Road and Ganzer Road. The detour will be in place 24 hours/7 days a week. Expect minor delays
Central
Cranley:
Burnview Avenue (Baillie Henderson Hospital access road, off Mort Street)

Work is underway for stage one of the Mort Street realignment, including a new roundabout and entry to the hospital. Please refer to detour map

Timing:
Burnview Avenue open under traffic control
Impacts:
Temporary traffic lights will be in place to direct motorists. Emergency vehicle access will be maintained. Expect minor delays
Central
Cranley:
Hermitage Road

General construction work. Please refer to detour map

Timing:
Until early July 2017
Impacts:
Local access to businesses only. No through access to Mort Street. Detour via Greenwattle Street and Hogg Street. Heavy vehicles are diverted to Greenwattle and the Warrego Highway (Bridge Street). Temporary traffic lights will be in place at the intersection of Tor Street. Expect minor delays
Central
Cranley:
Mort Street

Work is underway for stage one of the Mort Street realignment, the Mort Street interchange bridge and a bridge taking the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing over Gowrie Creek, the railway line and Mort Street. Please refer to detour map

Timing:
Mort Street closed until early July 2017
Impacts:
Mort Street closed between Tor Street and Burnview Avenue. Detour in place for motorists. Detour includes light vehicles to use Hogg Street and Greenwattle Street, heavy vehicles to use Warrego Highway (Bridge Street) and Greenwattle Street. Expect minor delays
West
Gowrie Junction:
Ganzer Road

Connecting the Ganzer Road realignment with the existing Ganzer Road, west of Nugent Pinch Road. Please refer to detour map

Timing:
Early July until late July 2017
Impacts:
Temporary four week closure of Ganzer Road, between Gowrie Junction Road and Nugent Pinch Road. Motorists will be detoured via Boundary Street. Expect delays. The detour will be in place 24 hours/ 7 days a week
West
Gowrie Junction:
Gowrie Junction Road

Works continue on constructing the bridge and a signalised intersection for the new Ganzer Road alignment

Timing:
Mid-June to late 2017
Impacts:
Side track in place, reduced speed limits and hold and release traffic control. Expect temporary and intermittent delays
Central
Harlaxton:
Goombungee Road

General construction work and start of bridge work

Timing:
Until late July 2017
Impacts:
Reduced speed limit. During early June there will be temporary use of hold and release traffic conditions during delivery of piling rig. Expect minor delays
East
Helidon:
Twidales Road

Constructing an access road to the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing corridor

Timing:
Until mid-2017
Impacts:
Intermittent lane and shoulder closures. Increased construction traffic. Expect minor delays
East
Helidon Spa:
Paynter Road

Constructing the Paynter Road underpass

Timing:
Until mid-July 2017
Impacts:
Some noise, dust and vibration due to earthworks and construction. Expect minor delays
East
Helidon Spa:
Warrego Highway

Concrete barriers are in place as part of constructing the Warrego Highway east interchange (until 18 August 2017) with reduced speed limits to 80km/hr in the westbound lanes between Postmans Ridge Road and Connoles Road.

Median earthworks will begin along a 3km stretch of the Warrego Highway east interchange at Helidon Spa between Helendale Drive and Connoles Road (from late June to September 2017). Both directions will be limited to one lane with a reduced speed of 60km/hr during construction work hours, and 70km/hr after hours.

Timing:
From 24 April to 18 August 2017 (concrete barriers) and late June to September 2017 (median earthworks)
Impacts:
Reduced speed limits, lane closures, intermittent traffic control. Expect delays
East
Lockyer:
Gittins Road and Six Mile Creek Road

Constructing the Six Mile Creek bridge

Timing:
Until mid-2017
Impacts:
Increase in noise, vibration and dust. Minor traffic impacts when deliveries of materials and equipment occur. Expect minor delays
Central
Mount Kynoch:
New England Highway

Continuing preparation works for the realignment of the New England Highway between Harlaxton and Mount Kynoch

Timing:
Until July 2017
Impacts:
Temporary reduced speed limits. Intermittent lane closures outside of peak traffic hours. Expect minor delays
East
Postmans Ridge:
Murphys Creek Road

Traffic signalisation for haul road crossing. Increased use of haul road crossing to early October 2017

Traffic detour west of the current Murphys Creek Road, 1.2km north of the Energex substation from mid-June 2017 to January 2018. See link to Murphys Creek diversion track notification for more information

Timing:
Until early October 2017 (traffic signalisation), and mid-June 2017 to January 2018 (traffic detour)
Impacts:
Reduced speed limit, traffic signalisation and increased project traffic. Temporary change of route for Murphys Creek Road traffic. Expect delays. Increased noise, dust and vibration from overpass works
East
Postmans Ridge:
Postmans Ridge Road

Constructing the new section of Postmans Ridge Road and a new bridge over Gatton Creek (also known as Rocky Creek). As well as general construction works about 2.8km west of the Warrego Highway intersection.

Traffic signalisation for haul road crossing. Increased use of haul road crossing (June to early October 2017)

Closure of old eastern section of Postmans Ridge Road and cul-de-saccing of western end of Postmans Ridge Road (17 to 31 January 2018)

Timing:
June to early October 2017 (traffic signalisation), and 17 to 31 January 2018 (road closure)
Impacts:
Reduced speed limit, traffic signalisation and increased project traffic. Increased noise, dust and vibration from cul-de-sac and realignment works. Permanent change of route for traffic on Postmans Ridge Road. Expect delays
West
Wellcamp:
O'Mara Road

Constructing a new bridge over O’Mara Road

Timing:
Until mid-2017
Impacts:
Temporary lane and shoulder closures. Expect minor delays
West
Wellcamp:
Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road

Bulk earthworks, haulage and constructing the bridges over Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road.

From early to mid-July 2017, there will be five to 15 minute hold and release traffic conditions

Timing:
Until late 2017
Impacts:
Changed traffic conditions including temporary traffic lights for a construction vehicle crossing, temporary and intermittent hold and release traffic control, lane closures and reduced speed limits. Please plan your journey taking into account up to 15 minute delays
West
Westbrook:
FGG Couper Road

Constructing a bridge over FGG Couper Road

Timing:
Until mid-2018
Impacts:
Increase in construction noise and dust as bridge construction works are carried out, and an increase in heavy vehicle traffic as plant, equipment and materials are delivered
East
Withcott:
Gittins Road

Constructing the Gittins Road underpass. This work includes bridge construction work and diverting traffic on to a temporary side track

Timing:
Mid-April until early August 2017
Impacts:
Temporary reduced speed limits. Expect minor delays
East
Withcott:
McNamaras Road

Constructing the McNamaras Road underpass

Timing:
Until late 2017
Impacts:
Temporary reduced speed limits. Expect minor delays
East
Withcott:
Roches Road, Little Oakey Creek Road, Jones Road, Gittins Road and McNamaras Road

Work force commute and heavy vehicle transport of equipment, concrete materials and bridge components. Intermittent road maintenance

Timing:
Ongoing maintenance until late 2018
Impacts:
Increased light and heavy vehicle traffic volumes. Temporary and intermittent traffic control. Expect minor delays