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Warrego Highway Upgrade - Toowoomba to Miles

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2015 - Mid 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$635,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$508,000,000
State:QLD

Project Description

A programme of 15 individual projects on the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Miles, expected to include:

  • up to 25 kilometres of pavement widening of narrow pavement seals currently less than nine metres wide and pavement strengthening works on rough and failing pavements;
  • up to 16.5 kilometres of duplication from two to four lanes (approximately 10 kilometres between Toowoomba and Oakey and approximately 6.5 kilometres at Dalby);
  • up to 14 additional overtaking lanes between Oakey and Miles;
  • replacement of a load-limited bridge structure at Jingi Jingi Creek; and
  • intersection safety upgrades at high-crash locations and at open-level rail crossings.

Benefits

Project benefits include:

  • Improved road safety;
  • Improved flood immunity;
  • Improved conditions for the transport of livestock;
  • Improved vehicle operation and reduced transport costs;
  • Improved reliability of the highway; and
  • Improved access for heavy vehicles.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed $508 million to the project, with the Queensland Government to contribute $127 million.

Timetable

Construction commenced on the first of the projects (Toowoomba to Oakey Stage 1 Duplication) in early 2015, with the full programme expected to be completed by mid 2019.

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Project details last updated: 20/04/2015