QLD Warrego Highway adds more upgrade packages
By Tom O'Sullivan on 26 September 2018
As part of the $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program, the Warrego Highway in Queensland will add three more upgrades – bringing the total number of upgrades to 18. Additional works will now be able to proceed on the Carroll Creek Culvert Replacement project while delivering the existing package of 15 upgrades.
The Carroll Culvert Replacement project aims to reduce maintenance cost and help improve productivity for key regional industries and road freight operators that the highway serves. In addition, upgrade works to the highway between Dalby and Miles will include pavement widening, audio tactile line markings and wider centrelines to reduce the risk of head-on collisions at this section. Lastly, the Stage 2 of the Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade project will comprise of building new rest stops and removing dangerous drop-off at the edge of the road.
With both Australian and Queensland Governments jointly funding the project and each committing $64.15 million and $16.04 million respectively, the three additional upgrades have a total value of approximately $80.19 million.
Seven from the initial 15 projects under the program have already been completed.