Road Safety Week

road safety week

Communities, schools and workplaces across the State are being encouraged to take part in this years’ Queensland Road Safety Week. The week will run from August 21-25 and information Kits and packs are now available. ‘Speaking up for road safety’ is the focus and Police say it’s an opportunity … [Read more...]

Gregory Developmental Road Widening Works Begin

Gregory Developmental Road 3

A $42 million project to widen narrow sections of the Gregory Developmental Road will start in coming weeks. The northern section of Gregory Developmental Road will be widened to eight metres, with two bitumen lanes. Charters Towers Regional Council and RoadTek will widen eight sections of … [Read more...]

Rest area Upgrade – Peak Downs Highway

rest area

Work begins this week on a $1.3 million rest area on the Peak Downs Highway to improve fatigue management options for transport operators and a well-appointed rest point for all motorists. Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey says the rest stop near the Wuthung Road intersection, … [Read more...]

MP Ann Leahy Seeks a Brush with the Law

speed signs on road

Painted speed zone warnings on the road - They do it down south and the Member for Warrego, Ann Leahy, wants to see those big bold warnings here. Ms Leahy says the New South Wales practice of speed zones painted on the road is along overdue must. “You can’t miss it, and this is something that … [Read more...]

Tourist Hot Spots Given A Roads Boost

Caravan in Outback Australia

Eighteen major tourist and culturally significant sites in Western Queensland will benefit from a funding injection of almost $6 million to improve transport and road access. The funding comes from round one of the Transport and Tourism Connections (TTC). Minister for Transport Mark Bailey … [Read more...]

Roadworks to Kick Off

Kennedy Development Road

Construction is likely to start in the next couple of months on four projects that will see upgrades for the Kennedy Development Road and Flinders Highway. The $95 Million worth of work will include $50m to progressively seal the Kennedy Developmental Road (The Lynd – Hughenden), $25m to upgrade … [Read more...]

Police Hit the Road – Big Time

qld police cars

If you had been thinking you’d noticed more Police on our roads and highways over the last week or so you’d be right…but in the immortal words of those 20th century philosophers, rock group, Bachman Turner Overdrive…“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” Get ready to spot Police everywhere and be ready to … [Read more...]

Cyclone Debbie Update

Fooding

As the eye wall of severe tropical cyclone Debbie continues to impact the Whitsundays this afternoon the BoM Cyclone Warning Zone now shifts inland to Charters Towers, Mount Coolon, Moranbah, and Pentland. Townsville to St Lawrence and extends to include Townsville, Mackay. Areas to the south and … [Read more...]