Toowoomba Regional Council is constructing a heavy vehicle decoupling area to service the Pittsworth Industrial Precinct.
The project will complement the $9.77 million Pittsworth Industrial Precinct Enabling Project completed by Council earlier this year.
The project will improve safety and cater for the future growth of the Toowoomba Region’s transport network.
The heavy vehicle decoupling area will provide operators with a dedicated, purpose-built zone to safely decouple and park their trailers. The facility will enable the use of Type 1 Road Trains and reduce the number of heavy vehicle movements required to transport goods, resulting in productivity improvements for businesses in the area.
It will also greatly assist in the application to the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) for route pre-approval for Type 1 Road Trains to use Gap Road from the Gore Highway to the heavy vehicle decoupling area without the need for permits.
$906,000 has been allocated to the project. The Australian Government has committed $543,000 to this project under Round Six of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.
Target completion date
Late September 2019, weather permitting.