Barwon Highway (Talwood - Nindigully) Weengallon, pavement widening

The department is 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.

Stage 1 of the project was located between Pinehills Road and Weengallon. 

Stage 2 of the project is located approximately 10km east of Weengallon, and will finish approximately 2km east of the Barwon Highway, Windamore Road and Feas Road intersection.

 

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

The Stage 1 funding of $6.25 million was provided by the Queensland Government.

Stage 2 of the project is being delivered by the Australian Government's Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program, which is jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Queensland Government. 

Total investment
$6.75 million
Australian Government
$4.25 million
Queensland Government
$2.5 million

Current Status

Construction of Stage 1 was completed in September 2021. Stage 2 of the project started in October 2021 and is expected to be completed in June 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting.