Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, Queensland, Australia
Aurecon designed Toowoomba Second Range Crossing to ease heavy freight on CBD roads
A design joint venture between Aurecon and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff was commissioned as the design team for Nexus Delivery (Acciona and Ferrovial Construction Joint Venture) who delivered the project for the Nexus Infrastructure consortium. Nexus Infrastructure was awarded the contract by the Australian and Queensland Governments.
Video courtesy of Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
The design of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing (TSRC) needed to demonstrate an innovative solution in effort to redirect heavy freight traffic out of the Toowoomba CBD.
Drawing from a strong team that demonstrates global capability and world class expertise, the TSRC project delivered a second range crossing located north of Toowoomba that will see freight moved more efficiently. It also significantly improved the safety of commuters by removing heavy freight vehicles from the Toowoomba Central Business District.
Four lanes from Warrego Highway east interchange to Warrego Highway west
Grade separated interchanges at Warrego Highway east and west, Toowoomba-Cecil Plains Road interchange and Gore Highway
A grade separated connection to Mort Street
An approximately 30 m deep cutting at the top of the Toowoomba Range will be constructed as an alternative to the tunnel solution in the reference design to allow all heavy vehicles, including dangerous goods carriers and over-dimensional vehicles, to use the TSRC
An 800 m long viaduct built over the existing Queensland Rail line
Continuation of the New England Highway through a new bridge over the cutting.