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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Dalby to Miles Pavement Widening and Safety Upgrade

Overview:

The department will widen and repair key sections of the Warrego Highway between Dalby and Miles, by installing wide centre line treatments as well as flattening slopes off the road edges.

Location:

Sites between Dalby and Miles include near Macalister, Warra, east and west of Chinchilla, Baking Board and east of Miles.

Completion:

Construction of this project is expected to begin by early 2019.

Benefits:

Increased safety for road users and greater freight efficiency through improved highway features.

Funding:

$63.64 million.

Regions:
Downs South West Region

Project info

The Dalby to Miles Pavement Widening and Safety Upgrade will widen the road to allow for the construction of 1 metre wide centreline treatments along identified sections of the Warrego Highway. This provides safety by increasing the separation between opposing traffic flows. These sections are within 100km/hour zones that do not already have wide centreline treatments or overtaking lanes.

With the road widened, new clear zones will be maintained. Additional safety measures also include the flattening of slopes off the road edge, reducing crash severity for motorists who drive off the highway.

The Dalby to Miles Pavement Widening and Safety upgrade project and the Oakey to Miles Safety Upgrade Stage 2 will be delivered under 1 contract.

Community info

The project will be delivered as part of the $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) designed to improve road safety between Toowoomba and west of Miles and funded 80% by the federal government and 20% by the state government.

Travel times will be impacted by these projects. Local, regional and statewide motorists and heavy vehicle operators using the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and west of Miles will need to factor in extra travel time due to multiple upgrade sites.

Last updated
01 November 2018