|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||July 2010 - September 2014
|Estimated Project Cost:||$58,110,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$44,055,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Maranoa Regional Council
|Corridor:||Brisbane - Darwin
The project involved strengthening and widening works on the Warrego Highway, the construction of a new higher level bridge over the Maranoa River at Mitchell and a new breakdown area on the western outskirts of Roma to enable an extension of the type 2 road train route from Mitchell. The project has improved the safety and efficiency of freight and stock movements in western Queensland.
Project benefits include:
- Reduced damage for livestock being transported to Roma saleyards;
- Improved road safety;
- Improved flood immunity;
- Improved vehicle operation and transport costs; and
- Improved reliability of the highway, including:
- Increased productivity of transport;
- Reduced vehicle operating costs; and
- Improved access for over-dimensional and excess mass loads.
The Australian Government provided $44.055 million to this project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.
Construction commenced in July 2010 and was completed in September 2014.
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Project details last updated: 10/10/2014