$177 Million To Build Better Warrego Highway

Dept of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

The Albanese Government is investing an extra $177 million in the Warrego Highway to improve the safety and capacity of this vital transport link in South East Queensland.

The funding will go towards two new projects on the Warrego Highway; the Mt Crosby Road Interchange and the Bremer River Bridge at Karalee (westbound).

$134.5 million has been committed to deliver upgrades at the Mt Crosby Road Interchange, including building a new two-lane bridge, the extension of the existing ramps and delivery of new shared paths.

The Queensland Government has also committed $137.5 million to the project with major construction expected to start in mid-2025 and early works kicking off in mid-2024.

The Australian and Queensland Governments have also committed $42.5 million each to strengthen the westbound Bremer River Bridge on the Warrego Highway at Karalee.

This project will improve the safety and lifespan of the bridge, and allow current operational traffic restrictions to be lifted. Construction is expected to start in late 2024 and be completed by late 2026.

Through the 2024-25 Budget, the Australian Government is providing over $2.5 billion towards vital land transport infrastructure projects in Queensland to deliver important benefits, including improved safety and reduced travel times.

In total, the Australian Government is investing $21.6 billion over 10 years for transport infrastructure projects across Queensland.

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Regional Development & Senator for Queensland, Anthony Chisholm:

“The Australian Government is delivering much-needed investment in the Warrego Highway, connecting the community to jobs, study and services.

“Upgrading the Warrego Highway is a top priority of our government, and this extra $177 million is a prime example of our commitment to improving the overall safety of the Warrego Highway, providing locals and visitors to the regions with a safer and more pleasant journey.”

Quotes attributable to the Member for Blair, Shayne Neumann:

“We’re making big investments in projects like the Mount Crosby Road Interchange upgrade and Bremer River Bridge strengthening on the Warrego Highway, which is great news for commuters and other motorists in my electorate of Blair.

“This is one of the fastest growing regions in Australia so it’s important that we continue to invest in key road infrastructure like this to improve congestion and safety.”

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