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Warrego Highway - Upgrade from Roma to Mitchell

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
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
State:QLD
Corridor:Brisbane - Darwin

Project Description

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.

Benefits

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.

Funding

The Australian Government provided $44.055 million to this project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Timetable

Construction commenced in July 2010 and was completed in September 2014. 

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Project details last updated: 10/10/2014