New England Highway safety works on the way

Works are now underway on the upgrade of the highway between Warwick and Wallangarra which Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Barnaby Joyce says delivers a real road safety boost.

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The $11.63 million project is part of the National Highway Upgrade Program.

“We are committed to improving safety on our national road network, and this significant safety upgrade on the New England Highway between Warwick and Wallangarra.”

And State Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey agrees the stretch needed attention.

“We are determined to make this stretch of the New England Highway safer, and this upgrade will see construction of a new overtaking lane and widening of the centreline.”

“The project will also include hazard-zone vegetation removal, line-marking and a minor intersection upgrade at the Mount Stirling Road intersection.”

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud has also welcomed the works.

“Around 4,700 vehicles use this route every day, and this upgrade means this road is well prepared for future traffic growth.”
Works started in early January 2018 and will be completed in mid-2018, weather permitting.

The New England Safety package is funded by the Australian Government ($9.3 million) and the Queensland Government ($2.33 million).