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
CRANLEY TO ATHOL:
Mort Street to Gore Highway

The TSRC – Cranley to Athol section will open to motorists from 4pm, 8 December, for vehicles up to and including B double trucks. Motorists should refer to the notification for more details and heavy vehicle operators should refer to the maps of the new section of road.

Vehicles up to Type 1 road trains can use the section between the Warrego Highway at Charlton and the Gore Highway.

Expected completion of the upgrade on Griffiths Street by Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) in the coming weeks, will complete the permanent link between the TSRC and New England Highway at Harlaxton.

Griffiths Street will be a designated multi-combination vehicle route with as-of-right access for B-doubles to the New England Highway.

From 8 December, B-doubles using this route be detoured via Jellicoe Street until the upgrade is complete.

The newly opened 24km-long section of the TSRC is toll-free. Tolls for the TSRC will be finalised closer to the opening of the road, expected around mid-2019.

Timing:
from 4pm Saturday 8 December 2018
Impacts:
There are five entry and exit points to the opened section of TSRC: Mort Street (Cranley), Boundary Street (Gowrie Junction), Warrego Highway (Charlton), Toowoomba Cencil Plains Road (Wellcamp), Gore Highway (Athol).
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 has been in place since mid-March 2017
Impacts:
the eastern section is now a 'No Through Road' access from the 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 has been in place since early March 2017
Impacts:
the northern section is now a 'No Through Road' directly accessible from the Gore Highway, and the southern section is now a cul-de-sac accessible from Wainwright Road from the Gore Highway via Wyreema-Athol Road
West
Charlton :
Nass Road

From mid- November 2018, truck drivers need to use the new Nass Road truck stop and decoupling bay.

Timing:
mid-November 2018
Impacts:
The current eastbound and westbound truck stop and decoupling bays, Warrego Highway, Charlton, are permanently closed.
West
Charlton:
Warrego Highway, Charlton

Light vehicle U-turns maintained for eastbound traffic for local business access at Nass and Wirth Road, Warrego Highway intersection.

Timing:
until early December 2018
Impacts:
Traffic lights now operational on the Warrego Highway, Charlton. Motorists are advised to be aware of changed traffic conditions.
West
Charlton:
Willett Road

The intersection where Willet Road meets the Warrego Highway is permanently closed to allow for the construction of the Warrego Highway west interchange.

Timing:
from mid-September 2018
Impacts:
Permanent closure of the intersection of Willett Road and Warrego Highway. Access to Willett Road is maintained via Wirth Road.
West
Gowrie Junction:
Ganzer Road (Hermitage Road) and Gowrie Junction Road

Permanent traffic lights are now operational at the intersection of Gowrie Junction Road and Ganzer Road.

Timing:
from 26 November 2018
Impacts:
motorists are advised to be aware of changed traffic conditions with traffic lights operational.
West
Gowrie Junction:
Ganzer Morris Road

Permanent realignment of Ganzer Morris Road. This work involves upgrades to sections of Ganzer Morris Road. Please refer to detour map.

Timing:
from late August 2018
Impacts:
approximately 400m of Ganzer Morris Road, off Ganzer Road (Hermitage Road), is permanently closed. Access to Ganzer Morris Road (up to the workzone) is maintained from Morris Road. Detour will be via Gowrie Junction Road and Morris Road. Expect minor delays.
Central
Mt Kynoch:
New England Highway

completing minor construction works.

Timing:
Ongoing until mid-December 2018
Impacts:
intermittent lane closures for northbound and southbound traffic outside of peak hour traffic flow.
Central
Harlaxton:
Goombungee Road

Goombungee Road is open to public traffic. Single lane closures are required for final road and bridge works. Intermittent overnight road closures are required until 3 December 2018 to complete barriers under the Goombungee Road bridge.

Timing:
until early December 2018.
Impacts:
Reduced speed limits in place. Intermittent nightworks road closures required from late-November 2018.
East
Helidon Spa:
New Warrego Highway bridge

Eastbound traffic has been switched to travel under the new Warrego Highway bridge in a single lane, with intermittent lane closures moving traffic between the slow and fast lanes. Westbound traffic will continue as single lane traffic as it is currently, with traffic switching between the slow and fast lanes.

Timing:
from Monday 3 December 2018
Impacts:
intermittent lane closures moving traffic between the slow and fast lanes.
East
Helidon Spa:
Warrego Highway

Ongoing traffic changes on the Warrego Highway at Helidon Spa.

Timing:
until early December 2018
Impacts:
60km/h speed limits with 40km/h when workers are within 1.2m of the live traffic lane. Hold and release traffic control may be in place outside peak hours. Expect delays. Single lane closures will be in effect.
East
Helidon Spa:
Postmans Ridge Road and Twidales Road

Changes to restricted vehicle movements at the median between Postmans Ridge Road and Twidales Road . This will affect access to Postmans Ridge Road and Twidales Road. Please refer to the notification for details of full traffic changes.

Timing:
from Monday 3 December 2018
Impacts:
60km/h speed limits with 40km/h when workers are within 1.2m of the live traffic lane. Hold and release traffic control may be in place outside peak hours. Expect delays. Single lane closures will be in effect.
East
Lockyer:
Six Mile Creek Road

Six Mile Creek realignment.

Timing:
reopening week of 19 November 2018
Impacts:
increased construction traffic. Expect minor delays
East
Ballard:
Morleys Road

Constructing the new alignment for Morleys Road and maintenance works.

Timing:
December 2018
Impacts:
hold and release traffic control in place. Morleys Road is closed to all traffic east of the Morleys Road-Wallens Road intersection within the TSRC corridor
East
Withcott:
Jones Road

Maintenance works.

Timing:
ongoing
Impacts:
intermittent lane closures with hold and release traffic control in place. Expect minor delays
East
Withcott:
Roches Road

Maintenance works.

Timing:
ongoing
Impacts:
intermittent lane closures with hold and release traffic control in place. Expect minor delays