The Transport and Main Roads Department has revealed the Gatton Heavy Vehicle Transfer Facility is expected to open in April next year. Picture: File
The Transport and Main Roads Department has revealed the Gatton Heavy Vehicle Transfer Facility is expected to open in April next year. Picture: File

Open date revealed for new heavy vehicle facility

ROADWORKS just east of Gatton are expected to continue into next year.

The work started last month on the Warrego Highway and Gatton-Esk Rd, and will involve widening the road and upgrading the roundabout.

It is the first part of a project to bring a permanent heavy vehicle decoupling facility to the area and, according to Transport and Main Roads, will improve road safety and support heavy vehicle access to the facility.

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When completed, it will mean drivers of heavy vehicles travelling east can decouple at Gatton in compliance with heavy vehicle regulations, without paying additional tolls for multiple trips across the Toowoomba Bypass.

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A Transport and Main Roads representative told the Gatton Star the project was expected to be finished by the end of March next year, and the facility would be opened a month later.

Last month, the Gatton Star revealed the location of the planned facility, which will replace the temporary station at Lawes.

Construction of the facility itself is to begin in November, and the tender process is under way.

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