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Gregory Highway: Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme

Overview:

The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme is focussed on enhancing productivity through improved road freight access on the Gregory Highway.

Location:

Gregory Highway.

Completion:

March 2018.

Benefits:

The safety and productivity of heavy vehicles will be improved by enhancing the capacity of existing roads and improving connections to freight networks.

Funding:

$25.5 million.

Regions:
Central Region - Fitzroy District

Project info

The Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme (HVSPP) improves the safety and productivity of heavy vehicles by enhancing the capacity of existing roads and improving connections to freight networks.

The total value of the package was $25.5 million, with the Queensland Government committed to matching HVSPP funding.

In Central Queensland the heavy vehicle programme included intersection upgrades at Retro Corry Road and Cotherstone Road with the Gregory Highway to cater for Type 2 road trains.

Existing culvert structures at Retreat Creek overflow and Theresa Creek overflow were replaced. A sealed decoupling facility for road trains directly north of Emerald was constructed, along with 2 heavy vehicle stopping places approximately 20km north of Capella.

Two new Gregory Highway overtaking lanes were constructed between Emerald and Clermont and approximately 9km of road widening at various locations between Capella and Clermont was built to provide an improved road width of 9 metres.

Works commenced in May 2016 and  opened to traffic in March 2018.

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Gregory Highway: Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme

Gregory Highway: Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Programme

Last updated
19 June 2019