Peak Down Highway road widening project complete

By: Jason Whittaker


Pavement widening works on Queensland’s Peak Downs Highway have been completed, with the Government saying the project will boost freight

Pavement widening works on Queensland’s Peak Downs Highway have been completed, with the Government saying the project will boost freight productivity.

The completed $5.7 million works stretch 7.6km along Boundary Creek and Cut Creek.

"The Peak Downs Highway is an important transport and commuter route, carrying more than 3500 vehicles a day at this location," Minister for Main Roads Warren Pitt says.

"The works carried out between Boundary Creek and Cut Creek will improve freight efficiency for the heavy vehicles that use this route."

The Government is also spending $1 million widening the road at Bee Creek floodway, with work beginning earlier this month.

Pitt expects the project to be completed by mid July. He says the projects are part of the Government’s commitment to improving safety on the Peak Down Highway.

Upgrades are planned for the Eton Range to start this year, as well as guardrail replacements and construction of an auxiliary lane in 2009-10.

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