More than $3 million in funding has been unlocked to widen a section of the Carnarvon Highway, in Queensland.
Upgrades to the section between Injune and Rolleston will aim to improve safety and heavy vehicle productivity.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the federal government contributed an additional $1.63 million under Round Six of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program towards these works.
“Local residents, farmers, miners and producers who use the Carnarvon Highway will all benefit from these upgrades,” Mr. McCormack said.
Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said it was part of a $14.5 billion commitment by the state government to upgrade regional Queensland roads, supporting more than 13,500 jobs.
“This region generates more than $19 billion for our state’s economy every year,” Mr. Bailey said.
“This funding will widen approximately 2.7 kilometres and extend five culverts.”
The project has been jointly funded with both the Australian and Queensland governments committing $1.63 million.
Construction is expected to start this month and upgrades are scheduled to be complete by April 2020.