A spokesperson from Queensland Transport and Main Roads said an additional $4.4 million of works on the Burnett Highway have been prioritised in the 2018-19 Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program.
A spokesperson from Queensland Transport and Main Roads said an additional $4.4 million of works on the Burnett Highway have been prioritised in the 2018-19 Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program. Emily Smith

$4.4m roadworks planned for major CQ highway

IN the past two years Queensland Transport and Main Roads has completed about $1.6million of maintenance work on the Burnett Highway between Biloela and Dululu with another $4.4million worth of works on the horizon.

A spokesperson from Queensland Transport and Main Roads said the works have been prioritised in the 2018-19 Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program.

"This includes widening of the Callide Creek Bridge north of Biloela and concrete pavement works under the Jambin Rail Overpass,” the spokesperson said.

The works that have been completed in the past two years include repairs to shoulder scours and the installation and replacement of road signs between Biloela and Mount Morgan.

Additional works were also completed under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements in 2015 after heavy rain and floods associated with Cyclone Marcia caused damage, and again in 2017 when Cyclone Debbie struck.

"This included pavement and drainage rehabilitation at various locations as well as scour repairs at Callide Creek, new asphalt pavement, guardrail treatment and heavy-rock protection at Jambin Rail Overpass and emergent maintenance works,” the spokesperson said.

"Eligible reconstruction works are jointly funded by the Commonwealth and Queensland Government under the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.”

While road conditions are considered crucial to safe driving, the spokesperson reminded motorists to also be aware of the 'Fatal Five' and to take them seriously.

"We all have a role to play in road safety and motorists are reminded to stick to the speed limits, abide by the road rules and drive to the conditions,” the spokesperson said.

THE FATAL FIVE

  • Drink driving
  • Drug driving
  • Fatigue, inattention
  • Not using a seat belt
  • Speeding

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