UPGRADES: Carnarvon and Warrego Hwy into Roma
THE Carnarvon and Warrego highways into Roma will be upgraded this month as part of the Palaszczuk government’s $14.5 billion regional roads and transport program, supporting 13,500 jobs.
Building on major upgrades already completed as part of the $630 million jointly-funded Warrego highway upgrade program, Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said another $5.63 million would be invested to resurface the Warrego 17 km east of Roma, while new culverts will be rolled out at three sections on the Carnarvon between Roma and Surat.
“Global economies have been hit hard due to COVID-19 and Queensland hasn’t been immune,” Mr Bailey said.
“But because Queenslanders continue to manage the health response, we’re able to deliver a plan for economic recovery, which means supporting freight into one of Australia’s largest agricultural hubs.
“The Palaszczuk Government has completed more than $1 billion in upgrades to upgrade and build western roads, including the recent $3 million upgrade of the Carnarvon Highway south of Roma.
“Now we’re getting on with a $14.5 billion pipeline of road and transport projects, plus another $1 billion in road stimulus announced since April, which includes another $12 million for Carnarvon Highway.”
Works on the Carnarvon Highway are expected to be complete by October, while the Warrego Highway works will be complete March next year.
Traffic restrictions will be in place for the safety of all road users and work crews throughout construction, and motorists are encouraged to drive to conditions and follow the instructions of road crew and signage.
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