Second Range Crossing Solutions Abound

Designs are now being developed to build U-turn loops either side of the Postmans Ridge Road intersection with the Warrego Highway, to keep access open after the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is built.

toowoomba crossingFederal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester says concern had been raised about the merging of traffic at the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing interchange with the Warrego Highway.

“It meant that right turning traffic at the nearby Postmans Ridge Road posed a serious safety risk. The intersection between Postmans Ridge Road and the Warrego Highway already has a long crash history.”

“Sadly, three lives were lost at the intersection in September 2015. The re-design of this intersection as part of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project will actually go a long way to improving safety.”

The intersection plan involves building a U-turn loop, allowing westbound traffic to exit the Warrego Highway at Helidon Spa and travel on the loop road to rejoin the Warrego Highway eastbound before turning left into Postmans Ridge Road or continuing towards Brisbane.

Another U-turn loop for Warrego Highway traffic travelling eastbound will also mean access remains open to Twidales Road.