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

New England Highway Safety Works

Funding Program:National Highway Upgrade Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2018 - Mid 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$11,625,000
Australian Government Contribution:$9,300,000
Local Council/Shire:Southern Downs Regional Council
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).


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.


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


Construction commenced early 2018 with completion anticipated in mid-2018, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 2/10/2019