Approximately $28.54 million worth of safety upgrades to around 450 kilometres of the Carnarvon Highway between St George, Surat, Injune and Rolleston in Queensland have been completed.
According to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack, the major freight route will now benefit from the suite safety works funded under the national Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.
“The $28.54 million worth of upgrades to this key freight route have delivered a wider and safer two-lane highway,” Mr. McCormack said.
Sections of the road have been widened to nine metres between St George and Surat, while 16 kilometres of highway between Injune and Rolleston was widened to 10 metres as part of the works.
“The improvements are in line with Australian Government’s commitment to delivering projects that improve the productivity and safety of heavy vehicle operations in this area of Queensland.”
The safety upgrades were jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on a 50:50 basis.