A $1.3 billion infrastructure package for Western Australia has been announced today, which includes record funding for major new projects, as part of next week’s Federal Budget.
Work is ramping up on over 400 kilometres worth of road safety upgrades across regional South Australia this month.
Major works are underway to build two new lanes northbound on the Barton Highway from south of the NSW/ACT border to the intersection of Rolfe Road.
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.
An additional $43 million in Australian Government funding will go towards finishing the Bolivia Hill upgrade in NSW, following design and delivery challenges that were identified after construction commenced in 2018.
Queensland’s Peak Downs Highway is set to receive $11.5 million in upgrades that aim to improve safety for heavy vehicles, including road trains.
Works to increase the bridge load capacity on a key freight route for grain transport near Tumby Bay is now complete, allowing higher-productivity vehicles to use the Bratten Bridge.
An upgrade to Colinroobie Road will help improve freight movements between Leeton and Narrandera by allowing road train access for the first time.
With around 26,000 vehicles, including over 3,700 trucks passing through Singleton each day, the Australian and NSW Governments are pushing ahead with plans for a Singleton bypass on the New England Highway to ease congestion.
Work is now underway for the first stage of the Northern Roads Package, a $55 million project to provide a more efficient route for freight vehicles travelling across the north of Tasmania.