Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

This is a Department of Transport and Main Roads project. Refer to the Queensland Government DTMR website and Projects Queensland website for details.

The Second Range Crossing will provide commercial and heavy vehicles with an alternative crossing of the range to the north of Toowoomba, running from the Warrego Highway at Helidon in the east to the Gore Highway at Athol in the west via Charlton.

The $1.6 billion project has funding committed from the Federal and State Governments on an 80:20 basis, subject to the bids received demonstrating value for money.

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Toowoomba Second Range Crossing: Video

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing flyover video

Why do we need it?

The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing will:

  • Improve safety for motorists and heavy vehicle drivers
  • Provide an efficient route for the transportation of goods to Brisbane and overseas markets
  • Provide a safer alternative to the steep gradient of the current range crossing for drivers of heavy vehicles and passenger vehicles
  • Create a quicker route to Brisbane or to the west, for those not wanting to travel through Toowoomba
  • Reduce traffic movements in the Toowoomba city.


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