$140 million road renewal package fast-tracked

A $140 million road safety and network renewal works package will be fast-tracked across Queensland over 18 months starting from January 2017.

Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety, Mark Bailey, said the program will focus on a number of improvements, including road resurfacing and sealing, line markings and lighting, bridge upgrades, culvert replacements and intersection upgrades.

“Importantly, it will also mean more jobs opportunities will be available sooner, particularly in regional Queensland,” Mr Bailey said.

“The funding opportunity was identified in the Queensland Transport Road Investment Program (QTRIP) which is delivering record funding for road and transport projects of more than $20 billion over four years, and creating nearly 16,000 jobs.

Mr Bailey said Transport and Main Roads would continue to work on identifying long-term works in the program which they can also move forward.

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to accelerating works as fast as possible to help improve infrastructure and create jobs right across Queensland,” Mr Bailey said.

The fast-tracked projects and regions are:

Gold Coast/Logan (South Coast district) – $32 million

  • State-controlled road network (various), maintenance, preservation and environment works
  • Southport-Burleigh Road/Christine Avenue – intersection and traffic enhancements
  • Burleigh Connection/Southport-Burleigh Road – intersection and traffic enhancements
  • Brisbane-Beenleigh Road/Battle Street/Station Road – intersection and traffic enhancements

Metropolitan – $12.6 million

  • State-controlled road network (various), maintenance, preservation and environment works
  • Western arterial road (Jindalee – Everton Park), drainage improvement
  • Albany Creek sub-arterial road, drainage improvement
  • Strathpine sub-arterial road, drainage improvement
  • Redland sub-arterial road, drainage improvement
  • Moggill sub-arterial road, drainage improvement
  • Mount Lindesay arterial road, drainage improvement
  • Cleveland sub-arterial road, drainage improvement
  • Cleveland-Redland Bay Road, drainage improvement

North Coast district – $3.9 million

  • Maintenance and preservation works on Eumundi – Kenilworth Road, Mount Glorious Road, Brisbane – Woodford Road, Forest Hill – Fernvale Road and Kilcoy – Beerwah Road

Wide Bay-Burnett – $7.7 million

  • State-controlled road network (various), maintenance, preservation and environment works
  • Burrum Heads Road, concrete culvert renewal
  • Burnett Highway, detailed design of Lochaber Creek Bridge
  • Bruce Highway, minor safety works and pre-construction works for new overtaking lanes and safety treatments

South West Queensland and Darling Downs – $19.3 million

  • State-controlled road network (various), maintenance, preservation and environment
  • Carnarvon Highway, replacement of two culverts (Mungindi – St George) and (St. George – Surat)
  • Roma – Condamine Road, Snake Creek Bridge – replace bridge with major culvert
  • Diamantina Developmental Road (Quilpie – Charleville) – Paroo River, Bulloo Channel and Bulloo River bridge strengthening, Forest Hill – Fernvale Road, Lockyer Creek Bridge strengthening

Central Queensland – $14.8 million

  • State-controlled road network (various), maintenance, preservation and environment works
  • Dawson Highway, detailed design of Collards Creek (Nos 1-5) Bridge and Roundstone Creek Bridge
  • Burnett Highway, detailed design of North Kariboe Creek Bridge
  • Capricorn Highway, steel culvert replacement package and detailed design of Valentine Creek Bridge
  • Fitzroy Developmental Road, sealing between Taroom and Bauhinia and Palm Tree Creek Bridge Upgrade
  • Bruce Highway, minor safety works and pre-construction works for new overtaking lanes and safety treatments

Central West Queensland – $11.1 million

  • State-controlled road network (various), maintenance, preservation and environment works
  • Jundah – Quilpie Road, sealing of high priority unsealed sections

Mackay/Whitsundays – $4.6 million

  • State-controlled road network (various), maintenance, preservation and environment works
  • Bruce Highway, minor safety works and pre-construction works for new overtaking lanes and safety treatments

North Queensland – $4.2 million

  • Burdekin Falls Dam Road, Devils Elbow Creek – bridge strengthening
  • Townsville Connection Road, Bowen Road Bridge (Ross River) – detailed design
  • Bruce Highway, minor safety works and pre-construction works for new overtaking lanes and safety treatments

North West Queensland – $5.3 million

  • Maintenance and preservation works on the Flinders Highway (Hughenden – Richmond), Barkly Highway (Mount Isa – Camooweal), Burke Developmental Road (Cloncurry – Normanton – Dimbulah) and Gregory – Camooweal Road

Far North Queensland – $17 million

  • State-controlled road network (various), maintenance, preservation and environment works
  • Mulligan Highway, bridge strengthening projects at Spring Creek, Kelly St George River, Palmer River, Spear River
  • Gulf Developmental Road (Georgetown – Mt Garnet), Etheridge River bridge strengthening
  • Mulgrave Road at Boland Street and Brown Street, preconstruction for culvert replacement and pavement works
  • Bruce Highway, minor safety works

Statewide – $5.93 million

  • Other works to be delivered, including line-marking, grid replacement and design works to strengthen priority bridges
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