Westbound lanes to close on Toowoomba Bypass


The heavy vehicles unit at the Department of Transport and Mains Roads (TMR) has released another update on the status of the Toowoomba Bypass repairs today.

From 4am Friday, November 25 until 7am Saturday, November 26, the westbound lanes of the busy Queensland bypass, between the Warrego West interchange at Charlton and the Warrego East interchange at Helidon Spa, will be closed.

This closure is to install a safety barrier to allow for an eastbound lane to be reopened.

The eastbound lanes continue to be closed to heavy vehicles until late November 2022, adds TMR.

Approved route through Toowoomba

Warrego Highway, Troys Road, Carrington Road, Taylor Street, Tor Street, James Street, Toowoomba Connection Road, Warrego Highway. Please see map below.

Detour and restrictions

Vehicles between 3.5m – 6.2m wide and no higher than 5.4m 

  • Only permitted to travel through Toowoomba between 9pm-5am
  • No permit amendment required.

Vehicles between 6.21m – 7.9m wide and no higher than 5.4m

  • Only permitted to travel through Toowoomba between 11pm-3am
  • Must submit a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) for the alternate route only. TMR approval is required prior to travel.
  • TMP must identify pinch points and wrong side of road travel on the approved alternate route.

Vehicles 7.9m wide and above

  • Only permitted to travel through Toowoomba between 11pm-3am
  • Must identify an alternate route.
  • Submit a permit application, with a completed TMP through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.

The detour is only suitable up to B-double and 30m PBS Class 2B heavy vehicles. Road trains will need to break down at Charlton.

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