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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Jingi Jingi Creek culvert

Overview:

The department has improved highway safety by replacing these culverts with a new bridge to facilitate freight and traffic volumes anticipated to travel along this section of the Warrego Highway.

Location:

Approximately 52.5km west of Dalby on the Warrego Highway.

Completion:

Upgrade works were completed in August 2017.

Benefits:

Project benefits included:

  • improved safety on the Warrego Highway by providing approved safety barriers on the new structure
  • improved transport efficiency and productivity, supporting and contributing to economic growth through reduced road-user costs and travel times.
  • promotion of regional development through improved supply chain efficiency and strengthened connectivity to key export points and markets for the agricultural and resource sectors
  • opportunities for greater employment by providing a safe, efficient and reliable route to support local, regional and tourist traffic, and
  • improved reliability of travel on the highway.
Supplier:

Ostwald Bros.

Funding:

$35 million.

Regions:
Downs South West Region

Project info

The project involved works on a 1.3 kilometre section of the Warrego Highway, commencing 7 kilometres west of the town of Warra and extending to approximately 8 kilometres east of the town of Brigalow.

The asset had further deteriorated due to the high proportion of multi-combination vehicles travelling on the highway (approximately 10% of all vehicles).

This project replaced the structurally deficient 40 cell reinforced concrete boxed culvert with a new structure and approaches (11 metres wide) where Jingi Jingi Creek crosses the Warrego Highway.

Work at the Jingi Jingi Creek crossing included:

  • a new structure of similar length and lane configuration to the existing structure at 150m long, with approximately 1150m of approach road works on a two way single carriageway
  • 11 metre pavement width, comprising 2 x 3.5 metre traffic lanes and 2 x 2 metre shoulders
  • expected pavement life extended to 20 years.

Community info

The $635 million Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) is funded 80% by the federal government and 20% by the state government.

Media gallery

New bridge being installed at Jingi Jingi Creek, late 2016.
New bridge being installed at Jingi Jingi Creek, late 2016.
Last updated
01 November 2018