$12.5 million worth of road works on the Cunningham Highway between Mutdapilly and Warrill View will begin this week.
The works will be a major boost to the highway that is recognised as one of the most important freight corridors between Sydney and Brisbane.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester spoke of the importance of the works that will improve safety and drivability on the highway.
“The project involves pavement reconstruction works for approximately three kilometres on the Cunningham Highway.
“The end result will be a safer road environment and improved driver experience for all motorists and heavy vehicle users on this stretch of the highway,” said the Minister.
Acting Queensland Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Jackie Trad said the works will support up to 32 jobs, and that motorists will experience some delays throughout the duration of the project.
“The works will involve pavement rehabilitation to improve flood immunity and safety of the highway, as well as surface improvements through Warrill View.
“Motorists can expect changed traffic conditions and minor delays while works are undertaken between 6am and 6pm on weekdays.
“I appreciate the community’s patience while we get on with these important works.”
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said that a major focus of the works will be improving the highways resistance to flooding.
“This section of the Highway was extensively damaged during the major flooding activity in 2011. These works will provide better road infrastructure to further ensure this major route remains open in all weather conditions,” Mr Buchholz said.
The works have been made possible thanks to the Australian Government's National Highway Upgrade Programme, with the Australian Government providing up to $10 million and the Queensland Government contributing $2.5 million towards the project.
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