Transport workers are reminded of construction updates to improve safety at the Eight Mile intersection, north of Warwick where the Cunningham and New England highways meet.
Works are being carried out between 6.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday with a reduced speed limit of 40km/h. Saturday works will be carried out for the remainder of the year, between 6.00am and 2.00pm, weather permitting.
Motorists and transport workers are reminded to be alert as traffic conditions will often change during construction. Changes will include road shoulder and lane closures, as well as minor diversions through the intersection.
Piles have now been driven into the median of the Cunningham Highway to construct the single lane overpass for traffic travelling from Toowoomba to Warwick. The remaining piles at the northern and southern abutments will be installed early next year.
When complete, the overpass will be a single lane for traffic travelling from Toowoomba to Warwick on the New England Highway.
Installation is underway for the permanent concrete structures which will manage water flow and facilitate drainage at the intersection. To support this, extensive foundations have been laid to overcome the shrinking and swelling of the local black soil and to ensure the longevity of the infrastructure.
All motorists are encouraged to follow all traffic management signs and signals, and instructions from traffic controllers.
Works at the intersection started in February 2021 and are expected to be completed in mid-2022, weather and construction conditions permitting.
For up-to-date information on traffic disruptions, visit the QLDTraffic website at www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au, or call 13 19 40.