Toowoomba Second Range Crossing
Construction value of $1.660 billion (nominal)
Revised business case completed December 2012 and submitted to Infrastructure Australia for Australian Government funding consideration.
Description of project
The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) is a proposed bypass route to the north of Toowoomba, approximately 41 km in length. The TSRC will form part of the National Land Transport Network, connecting the Warrego Highway from Helidon in the east, to Charlton (west of Toowoomba), and to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west (view the map of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (PDF 490 K)).
The proposed TSRC will meet the following objectives:
- address a recognised constraint in the National Land Transport Network, improve the efficiency of freight movements and encourage economic development
- improve safety on the network by providing an improved standard of range crossing with improved design features delivering greater benefits for road users and reducing the number of heavy vehicles and through-traffic using urban arterial roads in central Toowoomba
- improve transport capacity over the range to meet future growth needs in the region
- improve community amenity, safety and liveability by redirecting heavy vehicle traffic away from the current range crossing and town centre
Projects Queensland has developed a revised Business Case for the TSRC. The Business Case has been submitted to Infrastructure Australia for Australian Government funding consideration.
A summary fact sheet, 3D visualisation fly-through video and presentation delivered to attendees at the 'Seal the Deal – Toowoomba Bypass forum' (PDF 935 K) are available. As the Business Case contains commercially sensitive information, the full business case will not be published.