22 November 2018
| News

Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road interchange open to traffic

Works on the Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road interchange at Wellcamp are now complete, paving the way for safer access to the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) for motorists coming from the west.

Nexus Chief Executive Officer John Hagan said the 1.1 kilometre section of Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road, upgraded as part of an interchange for the TSRC, had reopened to traffic.

“The Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road interchange will be a key feature for motorists accessing the TSRC from Wellcamp, western Toowoomba and Western Downs regional communities,” Mr Hagan said.

“This section interacts with key freight routes including the Warrego Highway, Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road and the Gore Highway.

“To accommodate the new interchange, we upgraded more than a kilometre of road to provide a safe passage for motorists accessing the TSRC.

“Building a major piece of infrastructure around existing roads and highways was one of the biggest challenges to overcome when planning and constructing the TSRC.

“Nexus thanks motorists for their patience while the works were completed.”

The Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road interchange is one of six interchanges for the TSRC and involved the construction of:

  • two on-ramps allowing motorists to access the TSRC in both directions
  • two off-ramps allowing eastbound and westbound motorists to exit the TSRC
  • a three-span bridge taking the TSRC over the upgraded road
  • two signalised intersections to improve safety.

The Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road interchange is the first feature visitors see as they travel from the Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport. It will provide options for haulage vehicle operators and commuters to use the TSRC to their advantage.

Residents and motorists can register to receive TSRC project updates by emailing or contacting the Community Relations team on 1800 198 878.