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New England Highway Safety Works

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Funding Programme:National Highway Upgrade Programme
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2017 - Mid 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$11,625,000
Australian Government Contribution:$9,300,000
Local Council/Shire:Southern Downs Regional Council
State:QLD
Corridor:Sydney - Brisbane

Project Description

The project will involve safety upgrades to improve sections of the New England Highway between Warwick and the Queensland/New South Wales border.

Safety treatments will include:
• Pavement widening;
• Shoulder widening and sealing;
• Overtaking lanes;
• Intersection upgrades;
• Guardrails; and
• Improved delineation (line marking and signage).

Benefits

The project will assist in improving road safety, reducing the risk of fatalities and serious injuries as well as severity and cost of road crashes in line with the National Road Safety Strategy.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $9.3 million towards the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Timetable

Construction is expected to commence late 2017 with completion anticipated mid 2018.

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Project details last updated: 16/01/2017