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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Jingi Jingi Creek culvert

Overview:

The department is improving highway safety by upgrading this culvert to facilitate the 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:

July 2017

Benefits:

The following project benefits have been identified:

  • improvement in the safety of the Warrego Highway through providing approved safety barriers on the new structure
  • improved transport efficiency and productivity, which will support and contribute 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:

As part of the Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP), 80% funded by the federal government and 20% by the state government.

Regions:
Downs South West Region

Project info

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

This project will replace 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 planned at the Jingi Jingi Creek crossing includes:

  • a new structure of similar length and lane configuration as per the existing structure at 150m long, with approximately 1150m of approach road works on a two way single carriageway
  • 11 metres 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

A detour exists adjacent to the work site. Motorists are urged to adhere to warning signs, traffic management advice and speed limits through the work site. This project is one of a number of Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) projects and will contribute to longer travel times between Dalby and Chinchilla.

Media gallery

New bridge being installed at Jingi Jingi Creek, late 2016.
New bridge being installed at Jingi Jingi Creek, late 2016.
Last updated
31 July 2017