Qld rest stops get $500,000 upgrade

Rest areas between Cunnamulla and Augathella on Queensland’s Mitchell Highway get $500k upgrade

Rest areas at Wyandra between Cunnamulla and Augathella on Queensland’s Mitchell Highway will receive $500,000 in upgrades, the State’s Minister for Main Roads Craig Wallace says.

The upgrades will be paid for by revenue gained from speed and red light cameras and will include sealing existing pads to provide all weather access, the construction of additional drainage and the provision of new shade structures with tables and chairs.

Wallace says the upgrade to the Wyandra rest stops was one of ten locations in the state which had recently been upgraded or constructed at a cost of $1.4 million.

He says the Government is aware of the vital roles rest areas play in the industry.

"Heavy vehicle rest areas play an essential role in helping all drivers manage fatigue and are integral to the ongoing safety of the road network," he says.

Wallace says the upgrade should be completed late in the year while other rest stops in nearby Charleville are scheduled for completion in July.

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