Earthworks on vital interchanges west of Toowoomba as part of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project are getting into full swing.
Stage 2 of the Gore Highway works at Athol and the Warrego West interchange projects are under way.
Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester said the new interchanges would improve freight efficiency, reduce congestion in Toowoomba and help save lives.
“Creating good connections for heavy vehicles using the TSRC means fewer trucks through the middle of Toowoomba, quicker travel times for all drivers and improved safety all round,” Mr Chester said.
“The Australian Government is investing up to $1.137 billion in the TSRC – money well spent when it comes to boosting the local, state and national economy and keeping people safe on our roads.”
The Warrego West interchange will be future-proofed, following agreements that the overpass bridges will be made longer over the westbound lanes of the Warrego Highway, leaving room for a possible cloverleaf link between the two roads when traffic numbers warrant it.
Works on the two interchanges are expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
The Australian Government is funding 80 per cent of the project – up to $1.137 billion. The Queensland Government will fund the remainder through PPP contract arrangements with the Nexus consortium.
Work is available on the Nexus project.
- Click here for links to roles currently advertised on Seek, information on traineeships and how to get in touch with a number of subcontractors helping to construct the TSRC.
- Subcontractors should visit the ICN Gateway (click here) for the latest work packages.