|Funding Program:||Roads of Strategic Importance
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2020 - Early 2021
|Estimated Project Cost:||$81,126,297
|Australian Government Contribution:||$81,126,297
|Corridor:||Melbourne - Brisbane
This project involves widening the existing formation and providing an improved heavy duty pavement on the Newell Highway between Mungle Back Creek and Boggabilla, extending south of Stage 1 by 4km and north of Stage 1 by 5km, as well as tie in works at both ends.
The Toowoomba to Seymour corridor, including the Newell Highway, is a critical link in Australia's freight transport network. It contributes to the competitiveness of Australia's agriculture and mining sectors by opening up access to essential freight networks in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
Addressing identified pinch points in the corridor will improve throughput, while targeted upgrades will increase access for higher efficiency freight vehicles, leading to an overall increase in the efficiency of the corridor. These upgrades will also increase safety for all road users.
This project will:
- Enhance travel reliability and times
- Improve productivity of NSW road freight network
- Reduce vehicle operating costs
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Improve road safety
The Australian Government has committed $510 million towards the Toowoomba to Seymour Corridor, of which $300 million has been committed to New South Wales ($81,126,297 for this project), $160 million to Victoria, and $50 million to Queensland.
Planning is underway.
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Project details last updated: 31/10/2019