New lane on Warrego Hwy to improve safety


A new $2 million overtaking lane will be added to the Warrego Highway after a panel of road safety experts recommended the upgrade

April 5, 2011

A new $2 million overtaking lane will be added to the Warrego Highway in Queensland after a panel of road safety experts recommended the upgrade.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese says the new westbound lane to be built between Brimblecombe and Henningsen means the 10,000 motorists and 2,000 truck drivers using the road more everyday will be able to safely pass slower vehicles.

Work is set to begin this week on the 1.4km project, with Albanese saying it will be completed by June 30.

"Recommended by an independent panel of road safety experts, this federally-funded project is one of a number upgrades currently being delivered up and down the Warrego Highway," Albanese says.

Queensland Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace says the project will widen the road to accommodate a new 3.5 metre-wide eastbound lane and two new 3.5 metre-wide westbound lanes.

"While this project is underway and work teams are onsite, it is a vital safe requirement that all drivers slow down, obey the signs and follow the instructions of traffic controllers," he says.



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