Road works to begin on key freight route

Queensland Government announces funding for key road freight route near Blackall

Works will begin next week on widening a section of road outside Blackall in Queensland to improve heavy vehicle productivity.

Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt says the Government is funding a $250,000 project to upgrade a 280-metre stretch of Blackall-Jericho Road.

The works will reseal and widen the section of road. Pitt says this will allow two-way traffic to flow more easily, resulting in improved travel conditions and safety.

"With about 370 vehicles travelling along this road each day, of which 35 per cent are heavy vehicles, it is important that freight efficiency is maintained," Pitt says.

The Blackall-Tambo Regional Council has been awarded the contract and will start works on September 29.

Pitt says the project is expected to be completed by late December depending on weather conditions.

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