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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program:Drillham Palardo upgrade

Overview:

This project aims to rehabilitate and strengthen the road surface and widen sections of the road between Drillham and the Palardo turnoff.

Location:

Near Drillham (approximately 20km west of Miles)

Completion:

Final design is scheduled for completion in August 2017, followed by a call for tenders. Construction is currently expected to commence in February 2018.

Benefits:

To improve road safety and freight efficiency, and to support the development of industry in the region, through reduced vehicle operating costs and safer outcomes for road users.

Funding:

$11 million

Regions:
Downs South West Region

Project info

This project will widen 6 narrow sections of the highway between west of Wallan Creek Road intersection and the Palardo turnoff, to a safe standard for heavy vehicles. An upgrade to Waituna Road intersection and culverts will be included.

Community info

Travel times will be impacted by these projects. Local, regional and statewide motorists and heavy vehicle operators using the Warrego Highway between Toowoomba and Miles will need to factor in extra travel time due to multiple Warrego Highway upgrade sites over the next 2 years.

The Drillham-Palardo project is to be delivered as part of the $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) to be implemented between 2014 and mid-2019. The WHUP is funded 80% by the federal government and 20% by the state government.

Palardo sign on the Warrego Highway before start of construction
The Palardo sign on the Warrego Highway before start of construction

Last updated
06 October 2017