Gore Highway interchange

An interchange is being constructed at the Gore Highway at Athol as part of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

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What's involved?

Works involve constructing:

  • one on-ramp, enabling eastbound motorists to enter the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing
  • two single-lane off-ramps, enabling motorists to exit onto the Gore Highway in both directions
  • a single-span bridge, taking the westbound off-ramp over the Gore Highway
  • two six metre high retaining walls and embankments, on either side of the Gore Highway, to support the single-span bridge.

Download the Gore Highway interchange factsheet


Progress

Construction of the single-lane, single-span bridge is underway. Four super T girders were installed in late December 2017. Large concrete pours for the bridge deck and parapets are currently underway to form the bridge deck over the Gore Highway.

Works to connect the Gore Highway with Toowoomba Second Range Crossing on- and off-ramps, including pavement, roadway lighting and signage, are expected to commence in early 2018.

Newton Road
To accommodate the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, Newton Road at Athol has been permanently realigned into east and west sections. The western section of Newton road is accessible from the Gore Highway and Wainwright Road intersection. A 270m long connection provides the eastern section of Newton Road with direct access to the Gore Highway. The eastern and western sections of Newton Road are permanently closed where the road meets the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

Wainwright Road
Wainwright Road at Athol has been permanently realigned into north and south sections to accommodate the westbound off-ramp (towards Pittsworth and Millmerran). A cul-de-sac has been installed where the southern section of Wainwright Road meets the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing. The northern section has been permanently closed however is accessible from the Gore Highway. Access to the southern section of Wainwright Road from the Gore Highway is via Wyreema-Athol Road.

Information on traffic impacts in the Gore Highway at Athol area is available on our traffic page.