Barwon Highway pavement widening

We are delivering pavement widening on the Barwon Highway to improve road safety, reduce ongoing maintenance demand and provide a better driving experience for road users in the area.

The Barwon Highway is a significant corridor for heavy vehicles travelling through South West Queensland and the Goondiwindi area. This vital road link services rural communities such as Goondiwindi and Talwood. It also provides local industry, including cotton and grain producers, access to adjoining highways west and south of Queensland.

This project relates to a section of the Barwon Highway between Weengallon and Talwood.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Better road access
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Widening of road shoulders
  • New line markings and sprayed sealing
  • Improved intersection
  • Road pavement repairs.

Funding

This project is funded by the Queensland Government Accelerated Works Program (Queensland's Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs).

Total investment
$6.25 million
Queensland Government
$6.25 million

Current Status

Construction of safety measures between Talwood and Weengallon are expected to commence in mid November 2020 and be completed in late June 2021.