The Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to upgrade bridges on regional roads in the Toowoomba Region with new investments totalling $2.55 million under the Bridges Renewal Program.
The projects will replace and widen bridges, strengthen existing structures, and upgrade floodways to bridges.
The Toowoomba Region project will see the replacement of a one lane timber bridge on Melrose Road, Brookstead with a two-lane concrete bridge.
Federal member for Groom Garth Hamilton said this funding will improve local roads and keep our community connected.
“Improving our bridges in the Toowoomba Region means safer driving for all of us, as well as faster and more efficient freight for our businesses to both receive and send produce and goods,” Mr Hamilton said.
“This project will create local jobs in the Toowoomba Region and improve safety for freight drivers and all motorists in our community.”
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said that with 85 per cent of projects under the Bridges Renewal Program located in regional areas, this funding will further improve our regional roads and keep regional communities connected.
“Improving our bridges reduces the time it takes to get produce to market and helps to keep our supply chains running smoothly,” Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said.
In the 2022-23 Budget the Coalition Government allocated an additional $40 million to the Bridges Renewal Program over the next four years, taking the total funding commitment to nearly $900 million.
Since the Bridges Renewal Program commenced in 2015 – 16 it has supported 730 projects, of which 495 projects have been completed.