Work begins on Warrego Hwy upgrade

Rudd Government's $42bn Nation Building Plan funds project to upgrade the Warrego Highway west of Brisbane

An $8.1 million project to upgrade the Warrego Highway between Tivoli and Blacksoil west of Brisbane has begun with funding from the Federal Government’s $42 billion Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan.

The project, which aims to deliver a smoother driving surface for motorists, involves repairing, strengthening and resurfacing a 2.6 kilometre westbound section and a 7.6 kilometre eastbound section of road.

Queensland Minister for Main Roads Craig Wallace says maintenance and preservation of the existing road network is vital to catering for traffic growth.

"Road maintenance works to help to protect taxpayer’s investment in on of Queensland’s major assets," Wallace says.

"Separate worked supporting the maintenance contract, including raising guardrails, median islands, kerb and channel, additional signs and linemarking for Dorman Lance have already been completed."

The contract was awarded to New Zealand Company Fulton Hogan and is expected to be completed by the end of July.

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