Lane closure on Warrego as works begin


Upgrade to Warrego Highway on Toowoomba range to begin. Trucking has been asked to check load-width restrictions

April 22, 2013

A section of the Warrego Highway on the Toowoomba range in Queensland will be closed off to traffic from today as work begins on an upgrade of the route.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads says one lane of the eastbound (down) lanes on the highway will be closed this evening and remain so until the works are finished.

Works on the eastbound down lanes involve clearing vegetation, widening the existing carriageway and completing earthworks to make the slopes above the road surface safer.

"The single lane closure is to enable the start of work on the down lanes to reduce the risk of rock falls and landslides. The closure will be for the duration of the works, which will continue for over 12 months," the department says in a statement.

"A single lane remains closed on the westbound section of the range to enable a safety upgrade of the up lanes."

Transport and Main Roads says there will be delays but measures will be in place to minimise disruptions, including limiting the length of the individual work sites to only 500 metres.

"The realignment of a 1.2km section of the down lanes is included in the works but this will have minimal impacts on traffic because most of the work will take place beside the existing carriageway," Transport and Main Roads says.

"Operators of heavy vehicles should check load-width restrictions on the road prior to undertaking their journey."

Transport and Main Roads says traffic controllers and reduced speed limits will be in place during the works. It says road users should click here or call 13 19 40 for up-to-date information on traffic conditions.




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