8 December 2018
| News

Opening of the western section of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

Motorists with vehicles up to and including B double trucks have access to 24km of the TSRC between Mort Street (Cranley) and the Gore Highway (Athol) from 8 December 2018.

The 24km opened section between Cranley and Athol provides new connections for cars and light commercial vehicles between Athol, the logistics hub at Charlton, and the Toowoomba CBD, via Mort Street.

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

It is also a designated B-Double Route, with access from the Warrego Highway western interchange at Charlton to the New England Highway at Cranley for travel north from Toowoomba.

Completion of the current upgrade on Griffiths Street by Toowoomba Regional Council, expected in 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 2018, B-doubles using this route will be detoured via Jellicoe Street until the upgrade is complete.

Nexus Infrastructure Chief Executive Officer John Hagan said he was proud of Nexus’ dedication to make sure this section of road was complete and available to the community by the project’s deadline, despite a geotechnical issue affecting the timeframe for eastern section of the alignment.

“Nexus has worked closely with the Australian, Queensland and Local Governments to make this partial opening of the TSRC possible,” he said.

“Nexus Operations has commenced highway maintenance services for the opened section of the road, operating from its new centre at Bedford Street, Cranley.

“On our construction side, Nexus Delivery has now turned their full attention to completing the embankment at Ballard so that the full alignment can open around mid-2019,” he said.