New permanent height restrictions on Cunningham Hwy

The Department of Main Roads and Transport has announced new height restrictions for over-dimensioned vehicles travelling on the Cunningham Highway through the Eight Mile intersection near Warwick.

Vehicles travelling from Warwick to Brisbane will be restricted to 6.1 metres and those travelling from Brisbane to Warwick to 7.1 metres.

When complete, the overpass will be a single lane for traffic travelling from Toowoomba to Warwick on the New England Highway and will include a 66-metre long bridge.

According to the TMR website, construction is due to finish in April this year.

The TMR’s heavy vehicle unit also advised that Super T-Girders for the overpass will be erected from February 28 to March 5, weather permitting.

During this period there will be additional traffic management including stop and slow traffic control. To minimise traffic disruptions the girders will be erected at night, between 6pm and 6am. Delays will be kept below 15 minutes.

The notorious intersection, described by locals as the “deadliest” in the Southern Downs region, is located about 13km north of Warwick where the Cunningham and New England highways meet.

Community groups have been lobbying to have it fixed for the last 20 years.

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