The Queensland Government is investing $112 million for safety upgrades on nine high risk roads.
Upgrades will be delivered over three years on nine roads including Kennedy Highway, Gillies Range Road and Captain Cook Highway.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said safety works will vary between locations but share the common goal of reducing Queensland’s road toll.
“My department identified 26 sections of the state-controlled road network,
“While these sections represent only 1.4 percent of Queensland’s road network, they account for about 10 percent of the state’s fatal and serious injury crashes,” he said.
The works will include intersection upgrades, wide centre line treatments, audio tactile line-marking, safety barrier installation and improved signage.
“Not only will these projects help reduce road trauma, they’ll also support an average of 91 jobs in regional Queensland during construction,” Mr. Bailey said.
Safety works are expected to begin this year.