A $6.5m road renewal package of works has been completed in North West Queensland, boosting jobs in the region.
Acting Minister for Main Roads, Steven Miles, said the works were part of the Queensland Government’s fast-tracked $140 million road safety and road network renewal works package to boost employment in the regions.
“We are committed to accelerating works as fast as possible to help improve infrastructure and create jobs right across Queensland,” Mr Miles said.
“This package alone delivered an average of 21 jobs in Mount Isa, Normanton, Hughenden and Camooweal.
“Transport and Main Roads is continuing to identify longer-term projects which will improve infrastructure and create jobs across Queensland.”
Fast-tracked works completed as part of the road safety and renewal package in the North West included:
- A culvert replacement on the Flinders Highway near Hughenden
- Maintenance and preservation works at intersections of the Barkly Highway (Mount Isa-Camooweal) with Gardenia Street, Goroka Street, Diamantina Developmental Road, Milne Bay Road and Northridge Road
- Maintenance and preservation works on the Burke Developmental Road (Normanton-Dimbulah)
- Maintenance and preservation works on the Gregory Downs-Camooweal Road
“The fast-tracked program of works includes road resurfacing and sealing, line markings and lighting, bridge upgrades, culvert replacements and intersection upgrades,” Mr Miles said.