Works worth $12.5 million are now complete on the Cunningham Highway at Warrill View, providing a smoother and safer road surface for motorists.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said the works had improved flood immunity and road safety on the section of the Cunningham Highway.
“The highway was subjected to heavy rainfall in December 2010 and January 2011, resulting in significant flooding and road damage at numerous locations,” Mr Buchholz said.
“Investing in these repair works has made this section of the highway safer for all drivers and more efficient for the heavy vehicle operators which represent about 30 per cent of the daily traffic.”
“The three kilometres of upgraded road pavement and new guardrails, line marking and signage will benefit the 5,000 motorists who travel the stretch of the Cunningham Highway each day.
Mr Buchholz said the Cunningham Highway was one of Queensland’s key freight routes and these works would improve local producers’ access to interstate and international markets.
“Local producers and exporters will be more competitive in the global environment as the works make freight from supplier to market more efficient,” Mr Buchholz said.
The Australian Government contributed $10 million and the Queensland Government $2.5 million to fund the Warrill View works.
For further information on the Cunningham Highway upgrade, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects.