Work to begin on Warrego Highway upgrade


An $82.46 million project to repair flood damage on the Warrego Highway east of Roma will begin in June

May 12, 2011

An $82.46 million project to repair flood damage on the Warrego Highway east of Roma will begin in June.

The reconstruction work will involve 26 various sections and 90km of work between Jackson and Roma.

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese says Queensland’s roads received more damage than any other state government asset during the floods, which left a $5 billion repair bill.

"Both governments are working together to get it fixed properly, with the project expected to be completed early next year," Albanese says.

Queensland Minister for Main Roads Craig Wallace says the Warrego Highway is the major transport link servicing western Queensland and the Northern Territory.

"Local industries including livestock, farming and the oil and gas industry are dependent upon the highway," Wallace says.

"The state of the federally-owned road has been a major concern for drivers, residents, government and industry and further damage sustained during the recent floods only made conditions worse."


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