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 TSRC
  • two single-lane off-ramps, enabling motorists to exit onto the Gore Highway in both directions
  • a single-span bridge, with one lane in each direction taking the westbound off-ramp over the Gore Highway
  • realigning the Athol School Road intersection to improve road safety for all road users
  • realigning Newton Road at Athol into east and west sections to accommodate the TSRC
  • realigning Wainwright Road at Athol into north and south sections to accommodate the westbound off-ramp (towards Pittsworth and Millmerran)
  • 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

Completed works

Works completed include:

  • four super T girders  were installed in late December 2017 for the single-lane, single-span bridge
  • permanently realigning Newton Road at Athol 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
  • permanently realigning Wainwright Road at Athol 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.

Upcoming works

Works currently underway involve:

  • large concrete pours for the bridge deck and parapets to form the bridge deck over the Gore Highway
  • widening the Gore Highway to accommodate changes with merging and local traffic movements as well as constructing two exit points, an on-ramp and realigning Athol School Road.

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