Motorists to benefit from Warrego Highway upgrades: RACQ

The State’s peak motoring body has welcomed news the Warrego Highway at Miles is set to receive a much-needed upgrade.

RACQ Principal Traffic and Safety Engineer Greg Miszkowycz said the $10.3 million project was part of the Warrego Highway Upgrade Program (WHUP) between Miles and Toowoomba and would address safety, capacity and flooding issues.

“The Warrego Highway is a vital western corridor for freight, tourism and general traffic so this is an important investment,” Mr Miszkowycz said.

“We’ve called for these improvements in the past as part of the Demand Better Roads campaign so we’re pleased our voice has been heard and Queenslanders will benefit from a safer road in the future.”

Acting Minister for Main Roads Stephen Miles said the jointly-funded Miles Western Upgrade project would create safer intersections and would reduce the risk of crashes by making turning movements safer.

“This upgrade will help the agriculture and resource industries, as well as making it easier for tourists to experience the beauty of inland Queensland,” Mr Miles said.

Construction was expected to begin in March 2018 and should be completed by early 2019.