$1.6 billion Toowoomba project to start soon

Direct access between Queensland’s Toowoomba City and the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is moving closer, with works starting on local connection roads and bridges.

According to Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, the $1.6 billion project for the Mort Street realignment, the Mort Street interchange and a new 230-metre bridge over Gowrie Creek, will begin this month.

“This upgrade will increase freight efficiency, improve road safety, reduce business costs to transport goods and ensure locals can get to their destinations quicker,” he said.

“We will deliver a safer and faster link for trucks across the Toowoomba Range, away from the city streets of Toowoomba.

“This work will provide the most direct connection between Toowoomba City and the TSRC at Mort Street, just six kilometres from City Hall.

“The Mort Street interchange will be complemented by another connection at Boundary Street to provide heavy vehicles with access to the fast-growing industrial areas on the western side of the city.”

The Federal Government is contributing $1.137 billion, or 80 per cent of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project cost, while the Queensland Government will contribute 20 per cent of the project cost through the public–private partnership contract arrangements.

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