Scheduled closure of Toowoomba Bypass lanes reduced by 12 hours


The scheduled closure of the westbound lanes of the Toowoomba Bypass today has been reduced by 12 hours.

In a statement released last night, the Department of Transport and Main Roads announced the closure will now be in place from 4am until 7pm on Friday, November 25.

The lanes had been due to close between the Warrego West interchange at Charlton and the Warrego East interchange at Helidon Spa from 4am on November 25 until 7am the next day.

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

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.

Please note – 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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