Three additional projects to upgrade Queensland’s Warrgeo Highway, totalling $80.19 million, are set to be funded under the Australian and Queensland Governments’ $645 million jointly funded program.
Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen announced that tenders have been invited to build new overtaking lanes at Ogilvies Hill and Winery Hill, as part of a $133 million package of works.
The Queensland Government has recognised the benefits of increasing access for type 1 road train vehicles east of Biloela to industry and the state's economy following completion of a $40 million project to replace timber bridges in Central Queensland.
The final two projects in Western Australia’s Grain Freight Road Improvement Program have been completed, with two road realignments in Quairading and Cubbine.
The $80 million project to upgrade a section of the New England Highway at Bolivia Hill, including widening and construction of a 320-metre-long bridge, is now underway.
The Federal Government has announced the successful contractor to deliver the upgrade, which aims to improve connections along the freight route to Lobethal in South Australia.