|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2015 - Mid 2017
|Estimated Project Cost:||$39,600,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$31,680,000
|Corridor:||Brisbane - Darwin
This is one of the 15 projects being delivered as part of the Australian Government's $508 million commitment to the Warrego Highway - Toowoomba to Miles - Upgrade Programme.
The project involves widening and strengthening works, incuding the construction of three overtaking lanes, on the Warrego Highway between Brigalow and Chinchilla.
The project will:
- Improve safety on this section of the Warrego Highway by widening the seal to 11 metres and improving the rideability, reducing the risk of accidents involving multi-combination vehicles;
- Increase transport efficiency and productivity to support economic growth by reducing travel times and ensuring the highway is of a standard that supports sustainable growth;
- Improve travel time reliability; and
- Increase opportunities and access to employment by providing a safe, efficient and reliable route to support the diverse needs of local, regional and tourist traffic.
The Australian Government is providing up to $31.68 million to the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.
Construction commenced in October 2015 and was completed in May 2017.
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Project details last updated: 9/08/2017