The release of $76.26 million in specialist Australian Government funding to upgrade four key roads in north Queensland will improve safety and power the growth and development of industries, businesses and jobs throughout the entire region.
The Federal government today announced two new railway bridges to be built next month between Parkes and Narromine, with the works set to support the delivery of the Inland Rail project when construction on the nationally significant project begins.
The groundwork is being laid for construction of a new rail overpass bridge on Forest Road in Orange, with local residents and businesses able to have their say on how to reduce congestion when works get underway.
The Pacific Highway upgrade between Woolgoolga and Ballina continues to be at the forefront of road safety innovation, with a trial now underway on installing a ‘yellow markings’ system to help drivers more easily identify changed conditions.
Starting today, the project team for the Woolgoolga to Ballina section of the Pacific Highway upgrade will visit local communities to encourage Aboriginal participation as construction work across the project increases.
The newly opened Boundary Road Bridge over the Bruce Highway is already easing traffic congestion for motorists on the north side of Brisbane, with drivers enjoying less time stuck in traffic jams and more time with family and friends.