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...]

Warrego Highway Upgrades

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FKG Group and McIlwain Civil have been awarded the contract to upgrade the Warrego Highway through Dalby. The upgrade will focus on improving conditions for motorists and pedestrians by creating better connectivity and providing extra turning lanes and safety features. Federal Member for … [Read more...]

Timely Warning for Tourists

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With the tourist season now well and truly underway Police are asking visitors to the area to be a little mindful of the ‘Road hazards unique to Our Towns and Region. Police say tourists need to be aware that in some areas roads are narrow, and those roads need to be shared with Road … [Read more...]

A Call to Action

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Final submissions are being called for the National Freight and Supply Chain Inquiry discussion paper with the Federal government saying stakeholder input is essential to ensure the nation can best take advantage of the growing freight task. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren … [Read more...]

Interchange on the Range

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Earthworks on vital interchanges west of Toowoomba as part of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project are getting into full swing, with Stage 2 of the Gore Highway works at Athol and the Warrego West interchange projects now underway. The plan aims to ensure that the Warrego West interchange … [Read more...]

Community Road Safety Grants up for Grabs

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Schools, P&Cs, Local Governments, PCYCs and clubs such as Rotary are being encouraged by Member for Warrego Ann Leahy to put up their hand for grants aimed at enhancing road safety across the regions. MS Leahy says all such groups now have an opportunity to receive funding to implement and … [Read more...]

MP Ann Leahy Seeks a Brush with the Law

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Painted speed zone warnings on the road - They do it down south and the Member for Warrego, Ann Leahy, wants to see those big bold warnings here. Ms Leahy says the New South Wales practice of speed zones painted on the road is along overdue must. “You can’t miss it, and this is something that … [Read more...]

A Facelift on its Way for some Roads

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Maranoa Council’s 2016-17 bitumen reseal program continues with a number of roads in Our Towns copping a smick up over the next four weeks. Council says works commenced this week, starting in the region’s north, in and around Injune. That’s a $750,000 program that’ll see more than 60 sections … [Read more...]

Pavement Widening and Rehabilitation

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From the middle of next month, (May) we can expect to have to slow down between Miles and Roma on the Warrego Highway. The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will be starting work to widen and rehabilitate a 1.5 km section of the Warrego Highway (Miles - Roma), approximately 7.7km west … [Read more...]

Police Hit the Road – Big Time

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If you had been thinking you’d noticed more Police on our roads and highways over the last week or so you’d be right…but in the immortal words of those 20th century philosophers, rock group, Bachman Turner Overdrive…“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” Get ready to spot Police everywhere and be ready to … [Read more...]