Upgrade to Queensland road freight route

Work will soon begin on upgrading a section of road frequented by heavy vehicles

The Queensland Government is working in partnership with a local council to seal and widen a section of a key road freight route.

The Diamantina Shire Council and Main Roads are spending $1.69 million to on the Diamantina Development Road between Windorah and Bedourie.

The 13-kilometre section will be upgraded to a four-metre sealed traffic lane, with one metre sealed shoulders and road widening at floodways.

Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt says the upgrade will increase safety as well as heavy vehicle freight efficiency.

"About 36 per cent of traffic using this section of Diamantina Development Road is heavy vehicles so it's important that this road is properly maintained," Pitt says.

The council is investing $960,000 in the project as well as staff to complete the works.

Pitt says the upgrade will begin by the end of September, with the expectation it will be completed late December.

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