Warrego Highway Upgrade Program Extended
Three more upgrades to Queensland’s Warrego Highway are set to be funded, with a total of eighteen now funded under the Federal and Queensland Governments’ Warrego Highway Upgrade Program.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said an initial fifteen approved projects were identified and funded under the $635 million program, seven of which have now been completed.
The additional works will proceed on the Carroll Creek Culvert Replacement project, along with further upgrades between Dalby and Miles and between Oakey and Miles. The Carroll Creek Culvert Replacement will avoid the need to impose a load limit on that section of the highway, reducing maintenance costs and improving productivity for road freight operators and the key regional industries they serve.
Further upgrades between Dalby to Miles would include pavement widening, audio tactile line markings and wider centrelines to tackle the risk of head-on collisions. Stage 2 of the Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade will involve building new rest stops and removing a dangerous drop-off at the road’s edge, along with roadside hazards that can prove fatal in run-off-road crashes.
The three additional projects, totalling $80.19 million, are being jointly funded with the Australian Government committing $64.15 million and the Queensland Government providing $16.04 million.
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