Dec 20, 2016

State puts $140m road program in fast lane

State puts $140m road program in fast lane

A $140 million road works package will be fast-tracked across Queensland over the next year and a half, Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey says.

“The fast-tracked program will focus on things like road resurfacing and sealing, line markings and lighting, bridge upgrades, culvert replacements and intersection upgrades,” Mr Bailey said.

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

“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 longer-term works in the program which they could also move forward.

Fast-tracked projects (by region) were listed as:

Far North Queensland – $17m

• State-controlled road network – maintenance, preservation and environment works

• Mulligan Highway – bridge strengthening projects at Spring Creek, Kelly St George River, Palmer River, Spear River.

• Gulf Developmental Rd (Georgetown-Mount Garnet) – Etheridge River bridge strengthening

• Mulgrave Rd at Boland St and Brown St – preconstruction for culvert replacement and pavement works

• Bruce Highway, minor safety works

North Queensland – $4.2m

• Burdekin Falls Dam Rd, Devils Elbow Creek – bridge strengthening

• Townsville Connection Rd, Bowen Rd Bridge (Ross River) – detailed design

• Bruce Highway, minor safety works and pre-construction works for new overtaking lanes and safety treatments

North West Queensland – $5.3m

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

Central Queensland – $14.8m

• State-controlled road network – 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 Rd – 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 – $11.1m

• State-controlled road network – maintenance, preservation and environment works

• Jundah-Quilpie Rd – sealing of high-priority unsealed sections

Mackay/Whitsundays – $4.6m

• State-controlled road network – maintenance, preservation and environment works

• Bruce Highway – minor safety works and pre-construction works for new overtaking lanes and safety treatments

Wide Bay-Burnett – $7.7m

• State-controlled road network – maintenance, preservation and environment works

• Burrum Heads Rd – 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

SW Queensland and Darling Downs – $19.3m

• State-controlled road network – maintenance, preservation and environment works

• Carnarvon Highway, replacement of two culverts

• Roma-Condamine Rd, Snake Creek Bridge – replace bridge with major culvert

• Diamantina Developmental Rd (Quilpie-Charleville) – Paroo River, Bulloo Channel and Bulloo River bridge strengthening

• Forest Hill-Fernvale Rd – Lockyer Creek Bridge strengthening

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

• State-controlled road network – maintenance, preservation and environment works

• Southport-Burleigh Rd/Christine Ave – intersection and traffic enhancements

• Burleigh Connection/Southport-Burleigh Rd – intersection and traffic enhancements

• Brisbane-Beenleigh Rd/Battle St/Station Rd – intersection and traffic enhancements

Metropolitan – $12.6m

• State-controlled road network – maintenance, preservation and environment works

• Western Arterial Rd (Jindalee – Everton Park) – drainage Improvement

• Albany Creek Sub-Arterial Rd – drainage Improvement

• Strathpine Sub-Arterial Rd – drainage Improvement

• Redland Sub-Arterial Rd – drainage Improvement

• Moggill Sub-Arterial Rd – drainage Improvement

• Mount Lindesay Arterial Rd – drainage Improvement

• Cleveland Sub-Arterial Rd – drainage Improvement

• Cleveland-Redland Bay Rd – drainage Improvement

North Coast district – $3.9m

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

Statewide – $5.93m

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

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