Works have started on the $75 million upgrade of the Mount Lindesay Highway between Stoney Camp Road and Chambers Flat Road, with Queensland-based HullSee JV awarded the construction contract.
The project will widen the highway from two to four lanes, build new northbound and southbound bridges across Norris Creek, install safety upgrades and improve fauna connectivity and protection.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said road safety is everyone’s responsibility, which is why the Morrison Government is playing a key role in delivering road safety upgrades across Queensland.
“This is all about getting Queenslanders home sooner and safer while we create more jobs during this difficult economic time,” Fletcher said.
“This investment is part of our $110 billion, 10-year infrastructure plan, which is laying the foundations for the nation’s ongoing recovery from COVID-19.”
Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the upgrade was another example of the state and federal governments’ $5 billion for road stimulus across Queensland.
“After completing the Park Ridge section ahead of schedule last year, this project will see important construction jobs roll on with another 80 to be created through this upgrade,” Bailey said.
“The Palaszczuk Government upgraded the Camp Cable road intersection, we transformed the stretch through North Maclean, built the Beaudesert bypass, and we’re continuing that work to create more jobs and better roads.”
Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport and Federal Member for Wright, the Hon Scott Buchholz MP, added, “As a former transport operator, I know first-hand that any upgrade, no matter how big or small, is critical to ensuring a quicker and safer journey for motorists.”
“My residents from Beaudesert to Greenbank and everywhere in between will welcome this congestion busting upgrade on the Mount Lindesay Highway.
“I thank local motorists in advance for their patience as we get on with the job of building better local roads, and we know there is more to do.
“This project is part of a $4 billion nationwide investment through the Urban Congestion Fund to bust congestion in urban areas and ensure commuters get home sooner and safer.
The project is jointly funded, with the Australian and Queensland governments each committing $37.5 million.