Road upgrades fast tracked

The Australian Government will accelerate construction on the Pine River to Caloundra, and Deception Bay Interchange sections as well as additional safety works, including the upgrade of the Wide Bay Highway intersection, as outlined in the Federal Budget.

Strong gains continue to be made on the transformative Bruce Highway Upgrade Program with $844 million in program savings enabling new projects to be agreed with the Queensland government.

The Australian Government will also provide $44.2 million towards regional road projects to improve regional road safety across Western Australia.

The Australian Government is continuing to fund the Black Spot Programme with $684.5 million from 2013–14 to 2020–21 so it can continue to deliver safety improvements, such as safety barriers and street lighting to sections of dangerous road that have a crash history.

Commitment to the Roads to Recovery Programme has also been maintained with $4.4 billion from 2013–14 to 2020–21 for the construction, repair and upgrade of local roads.

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