Operation Papa Austrans

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Police will be out in force over the next week as part of a national safety campaign targeting heavy vehicles on the road. Operation Papa Austrans is a national road safety blitz that involved intercepting and targeting heavy vehicles and drivers and be aware-it’s on in earnest. Police say … [Read more...]

Paving the Way to Market

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Researchers have provided the most detailed map of routes and costings across Australia's entire agricultural supply chain with an update to data based on modelling cross the country. The CSIRO researchers have applied the logistics tool TraNSIT (Transport Network Strategic Investment Tool) to 98 … [Read more...]

Whale Sized Works on the Warrego

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Thirty-two concrete girders, each the length of a fully grown blue whale, have been installed as part of construction on a new overpass west of Toowoomba. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester says duplication of the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Oakey was … [Read more...]

Better bridge to boost Warrego Highway

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Road safety and flood immunity on the Warrego Highway has been improved following the completion of a new bridge over Jingi Jingi Creek, around 53 kilometres west of Dalby. Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester said the new concrete bridge would substantially improve … [Read more...]

Changed Traffic Conditions – Roma Saleyards

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Expect some changes to access to the Roma Saleyards from mid-way through next week. Starting Wednesday, 20 September, the main entrance to the Roma Saleyards will be temporarily closed to allow works to be undertaken. Alternative access arrangements will be in place for approximately 4 … [Read more...]

Queensland Road Safety Week

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It should be something we do, naturally, every day but this week we’re being asked to focus more than usual on Road Safety as we enter Road Safety Week across the state. Police and Department of Transport and others will be active this week in promoting the message and in an effort to convince us … [Read more...]

LNP to Review Speed Limits in Government

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The LNP announcement to review speed limits on 100 Queensland roads if they win the next election would be a major bonus for motorists on roads across the Warrego electorate, according to state member Ann Leahy. "It’s a move to ensure limits are sensible and safe.” “In South West Queensland, … [Read more...]

Road Safety Week

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Communities, schools and workplaces across the State are being encouraged to take part in this years’ Queensland Road Safety Week. The week will run from August 21-25 and information Kits and packs are now available. ‘Speaking up for road safety’ is the focus and Police say it’s an opportunity … [Read more...]

Funding Approved for Miles Western Access Upgrade

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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 … [Read more...]

Road Safety Heads Up

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With the Tara Festival of Culture and Camel Races set to get underway this coming weekend local Police are urging a bit of common sense and caution on the roads.   Sergeant Greg Finucane says the festival sees many visitors to the Tara area.   “Drivers are reminded to drive … [Read more...]