Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Warrego Highway - Upgrade from Roma to Mitchell

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2010 - Late 2014
Estimated Project Cost:$58,110,000
Australian Government Contribution:$44,055,000
Local Council/Shire:Maranoa Regional Council
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.


Project benefits include:

  • Reduced damage for livestock being transported to Roma saleyards;
  • Improved road safety;
  • Improved flood immunity;
  • Improved vehicle operation and transport costs
  • Improved reliability of the highway, including:
    • Increased productivity of transport
    • Reduced vehicle operating costs
    • Improved access for over-dimensional and excess mass loads


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


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

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Project details last updated: 2/08/2018