A $30 million program to boost the flood resilience of key Queensland roads impacted by the 2019 monsoon is now complete.
Minister for Emergency Senator Bridget McKenzie said the projects were part of the 2019 Betterment Program to build more resilient infrastructure in regional Queensland communities.
"The Betterment Program is part of the jointly funded $242 million Australian and Queensland Government exceptional circumstances package following the catastrophic monsoon in early 2019," Minister McKenzie said.
"The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads identified a number of flood-prone roads and bridges that needed to be reconstructed to minimise future flood damage and road closures."
Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the projects were focused on improving key road infrastructure in the state's north-west, central-west and far north Queensland regions.
"These transport routes are the lifeblood of rural and regional Queensland, and we are continuing to support flood impacted communities by investing in restoring and improving damaged roads," Mr Bailey said.
"Over the next four years the Palaszczuk Government is delivering a record $27.5 billion roads and transport plan which is creating 24,000 jobs and driving Queensland economic recovery from COVID-19."
- Stabilisation works to sections of the Flinders Highway between Hughenden to Richmond and at Nelia
- Strengthening and sealing sections along the Richmond-Winton Road and Burke Developmental Road
- Strengthening slopes and surfaces along sections of Kennedy Developmental Road between Hughenden and Winton
- Improvements to the timber Isabella Creek Bridge In Far North Queensland to make the surface more flood resistant
- Stabilising parts of the Landsborough Highway between Winton and Kynuna to better handle sustained periods of rain
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