Three more upgrades to Warrego Highway are set to be funded with works on the Carroll Creek Culvert Replacement project, along with further upgrades between Dalby and Miles and between Oakey and Miles.
15 projects were originally earmarked, seven of which have now been completed, and thanks to a competitive tender process and contractor efficiencies savings have been made and that’s enabling the funding to stretch to include these additional three projects.
Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud says the additional upgrades would continue to improve highway’s efficiency and safety.
“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.”
“This is about making our network safer for locals, truckies and tourists. We want people getting home sooner and safer.”
Queensland Agriculture Minister Mark Furner says the 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.