About the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

The $1.6 billion Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is a 41km heavy vehicle route jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments on an 80:20 funding split arrangement.

The route is designed to increase freight efficiency and significantly improve driver safety and community amenity by removing heavy vehicles from Toowoomba’s CBD.

When finished, the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing will connect the Warrego Highway at Helidon Spa in the east to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west via Charlton.

The project will create a safer, faster and more efficient route for connecting freight to major ports and markets.


The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing will deliver the following key benefits to the region:

  • improved road and driver safety
  • reduced travel time across the Toowoomba Range by up to 40 minutes for heavy commercial vehicles
  • up to 18 sets of traffic lights avoided
  • relieved pressure on local roads by redirecting trucks away from Toowoomba’s CBD
  • increased freight efficiency
  • enhanced liveability in the Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley areas.

About Nexus


Who is Nexus Infrastructure?

Nexus Infrastructure was awarded the contract to design, construct, operate and maintain the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing in August 2015. Nexus Infrastructure comprises a consortium of global leaders with extensive experience in road construction and social infrastructure, plus a track record of successful local project delivery.


Who is Nexus Delivery?

Nexus Delivery is the Construction Joint Venture of Nexus Infrastructure, and is responsible for the design and construction of the project. Nexus Delivery consists of Acciona Infrastructure Australia and Ferrovial Agroman.


Who is funding the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project?

Nexus Infrastructure has entered into a Public-Private Partnership with the Australian and Queensland Governments, who are jointly funding the delivery of the $1.6 billion project on an 80:20 funding split arrangement.

This cost covers the full design and construction of the toll road, including road and pavements, cuttings, structures and underground services, plus a 25 year operation and maintenance contract.

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