The Queensland Government has awarded tenders for the $63.6 million Dalby-Miles Pavement Widening and Safety Upgrades project and the $11.7 million Oakey-Miles Safety Upgrades Package 2 as part of its safety investment in the Warrego Highway.
Georgiou Group has won both construction contracts as part of the $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP), with works to commence in the coming weeks.
Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said the two projects would be delivered together, and incorporated four safety elements, identified during roadside safety reviews along the busy stretch.
“Six new car and truck stopping bays will be established between Oakey and Miles, and some trees removed within the clear zones, to reduce off-road crashes,” Mr. McCormack said.
“The WHUP has already delivered several safety benefits, and these works will make our national highway even safer.”
According to Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey, an average of 244 direct jobs and local skills will be supported over the life of the two projects.
“Works include widening sections of Warrego Highway between Dalby and Miles to 12 metres and eliminating larger slopes along the edge of the highway to significantly boost safety,” he said.
“Some sections between Oakey and Miles will also see a wider centre line added for better separation between high-speed west and east-bound traffic.”
Works will start in coming weeks with construction finishing early next year, weather permitting.