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Warrego Highway Upgrade Program: Miles Western Access Upgrade

Overview:

This project will widen, reconstruct and repair approximately 1.6km of the Warrego Highway from the Leichhardt Highway south intersection to beyond the Leichhardt Highway north intersection on the western outskirts of Miles.

Location:

Miles

Completion:

Construction of this project is expected to begin in April 2018.

Benefits:

To improve road safety and freight efficiency, particularly of heavy vehicle movements, at left-hand intersections and through the township of Miles. Strengthening of deteriorating pavements to increase pavement life and reduce maintenance costs.

Funding:

$24 million

Regions:
Downs South West Region

Project info

The project includes the Warrego Highway intersection approaches to the Leichhardt Highway south, Tully Street, and Leichhardt Highway north. The main goals of this project are:

  • the provision of safe access to traveller and heavy vehicle rest areas
  • the provision of standard pedestrian facilities to improve safety and efficiency in the CBD
  • the reconstruction, widening, strengthening and resurfacing of highway pavements
  • improve highway intersection safety at the intersections of the Leichhardt Highway south and Dawson Street; Miles CBD; Tully Street; the rest area just north of Miles and the intersection between the Warrego Highway and Leichhardt Highway north
  • reduce driver uncertainty at key vehicle turning points.

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.

This 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
06 October 2017