A joint venture between FKG Group and McIlwain Civil has been awarded work to upgrade the Warrego Highway through Dalby in projects totalling $115 million.
Part of the $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program, the work will include providing extra turning lanes and safety features.
Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud outlined the details of the two projects, which will cover about 7km, from Dalby West between Nicholson and Watts streets and Dalby East between Winton and Nicholson streets.
“As part of the works, there will be a new four-lane section between Dalby—Cecil Plains Road and Orpen Street, along with a new four-lane section between Moonie Highway and Black Street. There will also be upgrades to the existing four-lane section between Orpen Street and the Moonie Highway including a centre median strip, new kerbs and improved street lights,” Mr Littleproud said.
“Roughly 7000 vehicles use this route each day, so the addition of new lanes and traffic signals will make a big difference in managing the increasing amount of traffic and keeping all drivers and pedestrians safe.”
The $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program is a package of 15 works funded by the Australian and the Queensland governments on an 80:20 funding split arrangement.