Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $12.5 million project upgrades a key artery for regional Australia.
“These upgrades will boost productivity for freight operators and help in the long-term growth of tourism in the outback,” Mr McCormack said.
Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said works included upgraded intersections, rest stops and improvements such as drainage installation.
“The works support the backbone of our nation by improving the transportation of livestock to market by better connecting regional communities and helping drivers share the road with trucks and caravans more easily,” Mr Bailey said
Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner welcomed the improvements on behalf of local producers.
“The Landsborough Highway is a vital route for the transport of cattle and sheep and the local supply chain,” Mr Furner said.
The Federal Government committed $10 million to the project with the Queensland Government contributing $2.5 million.