Works set to improve safety on the Warrego Hwy

WARREGO Hwy motorists are set to benefit from safety improvement works that will get on the road this month as part of the ongoing Safer Roads Sooner program.

Transport and Main Roads regional director Ron Michel said the $340,000 project to install guardrails on both sides of the highway west of the Bremer River bridge at Karalee would start this month, weather permitting.

"The curves in the road west of the bridge are unprotected and by filling in gaps in the guardrail through this area we hope to reduce the number of crashes, improving safety for the tens of thousands of motorists who use the highway each day," Mr Michel said.

Work will be carried out from 7pm-5am, Monday to Thursday and will be finished by the end of February, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The speed limit will be reduced and lanes will be down to one in each direction through this section of the highway while workers are on site.

Motorists are urged to take care in changed conditions and follow directions.

Transport and Main Roads appreciates the patience and co-operation of motorists while these works are being carried out.

For information on road closures and traffic conditions across Queensland, phone 13 19 40 or visit www.131940.qld.gov.au.



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