Funding Approved for Miles Western Access Upgrade

Things will get easier as we drive through Miles soon with a major upgrade of the Warrego Highway set to begin early next year.


Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud says works would focus on upgrading intersections, improving safety for pedestrians and vehicles travelling through the western section of Miles.


“Five sites have been identified for road safety improvements and will include highway widening, strengthening and resurfacing, the intersections at Leichhardt Highway south/Dawson Street; Miles CBD; Tully Street; the rest area accesses; and Leichhardt Highway north will all be upgraded under this funding.”


The project is expected to begin in March 2018 and be completed by early 2019.


Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester says up to $8.24 million in Federal funding had been formally approved for the project and the Queensland Governments tipping in $2.06 million.


The jointly funded Miles Western Upgrade project, part of the Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP), will also boost freight transport time and is one of the 15 projects being delivered as part of the Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) between Toowoomba and Miles.