Burnett Highway (Biloela – Mt Morgan), Callide Creek, strengthen and widen bridge

The Callide Creek Bridge on the Burnett Highway is being upgraded to increase safety, reliability, and capacity.

The existing Callide Creek Bridge was constructed in 1961. The concrete structure will be widened and strengthened to improve the functionality and safety.

This section of the Burnett Highway services the rural communities of Biloela, Jambin, Dakenba, Goovigen, Dixalea, and Dululu. It also acts as an important route for the agricultural, mineral, and resource industries.

This project will support the agricultural and freight industries by enabling increased freight connectivity across Central Queensland while ensuring a safer driving experience for all road users.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

  • Improves structural integrity of the bridge.
  • Improves freight connectivity and access for higher mass limit (HML) vehicles.
  • Bridge will be wider (6.6m to 9.2m).
  • Supports expected growth in freight traffic.
  • Limits additional closures and/or traffic restrictions.
     

Funding

The Queensland Government has invested funding through the State Road Network Upgrades – Priority Candidate. Investment ID 845250

Total investment
$3.9 million
Queensland Government
$3.9 million

Current status

Detailed design started in May 2020. The tender process for construction closed in December 2020 and was awarded in March 2021. Construction began in May 2021 and is expected to be completed early 2022. 
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