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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Drillham to Palardo upgrade


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


Near Drillham (approximately 20km west of Miles)


Construction started in May 2018.


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.


McIlwain Civil.


$13 million.

Downs South West Region

Project info

This project will widen identified 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.

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. 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.

Last updated
30 October 2018