|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2015 - Mid 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$635,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$508,000,000
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.
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.
The Australian Government has committed $508 million to the project, with the Queensland Government to contribute $127 million.
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