Warrego work will support 36 jobs

13 July 2020

Resurfacing work on the Warrego Highway at Riverview will support 36 jobs as the region continues to bounce back from COVID-19.

The work between the Bremer River bridge and River Road overpass is set to start this Sunday, 19 July.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said the project would include overhauling the existing road surface and laying new bitumen.

“To reduce impacts to motorists and ensure crew safety, work will be completed at night, Sunday to Friday,” Mr McCallum said.

“It will involve the temporary full closure of the inbound and outbound River Road off-ramps and the outbound River Road on-ramp.

“These closures are programmed for 28 and 30 July, weather and construction conditions permitting, and signage and detours will be in place.”

Mr McCallum said the work was being delivered as part of a maintenance program to improve the road surface and increase motorist safety.

“From the Warrego in the west to the Ipswich Motorway upgrade, there are hundreds of millions of dollars in projects happening right now, supporting hundreds of works – and we want every single worker to come home safe,” he said.

“COVID-19 has impacted economies around the world, and Queensland hasn’t been immune, but because we continue to manage the impacts, the Palaszczuk Government has kick-started our plan to Unite and Recover for Queensland jobs.

“That includes continuing a $23 billion pipeline of roads and transport upgrades to support 21,500 jobs, and a $200 million maintenance program for Ipswich and Brisbane.”

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