Two roads in Bilo to be upgraded for heavy vehicle access
TWO streets in Biloela will be widened, strengthened and sealed as a part of a $1.5million project across Central Queensland.
Dunn St and Quarrie Rd will undergo works which will be conducted by the Banana Shire Council in order to improve heavy vehicle access and travel times as well as form a
part of the heavy vehicle bypass.
Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd has welcomed the Federal Government's investment in road
widening and sealing of roads used by heavy vehicles in Biloela.
"Our roads are what connects our producers to their customers,” he said.
"That means there's often large vehicles, including road trains and heavy vehicles, sharing the road network with cars and other road users.”
The announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack comes as a part of round six of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program.
"The widening, strengthening and sealing of Quarrie Rd and Dunn St at Biloela will improve heavy vehicle access and travel times, and form part of the heavy vehicle bypass,” he said.
Gracemere will also undergo road works, which aim to provide safer roads and shorter travel times, as a part of the project.
"The widening and strengthening of Macquarie St between Foster St and Douglas St in Gracemere, including the Macquarie and Douglas streets intersection, will increase access for road trains and other heavy vehicles, and improve safety for all users,” Mr McCormack said.
While a start date for the project in Biloela has not been confirmed, it has been revealed that the total project cost will reach $774,884, with the Federal Government funding $387,442.