Roads projects announced

Federal Maranoa MP David Littleproud says local road maintenance in the Southern Downs “will receive a boost thanks to a $582,350 funding injection though the Federal Government’s Roads to Recovery Program”.

“This funding will allow the Southern Downs Regional Council to progress a number of high-priority projects, using local knowledge to deliver the best local roads,” Mr Littleproud said this week.

“Works include upgrades to key thoroughfares and local roads in the region, which will help to get locals home sooner and safer.

“Apart from increased safety, drivers are going to be travelling on smoother, more reliable roads and that’s all part of building up efficiency across the region.

“The Roads to Recovery Program is a local and federal partnership that improves road networks and delivers real and tangible benefits to local communities.

“We are investing in infrastructure nationwide in order to lay the foundations for economic recovery on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Australian Government will deliver over $77.2 million to 234 local government authorities nationwide for safer and better-maintained roads.

“From 2013–14 to 2023–24, the Government will provide $6.2 billion under the Roads to Recovery Program, with an ongoing commitment of $500 million each year following.

“Works in the Southern Downs region include upgrades to –

• Upper Forest Springs Rd, Forest Springs

• Donnellys Castle Rd, Pozieres

• Upper Wheatvale Rd, Upper Wheatvale

• Calvert Rd, Glen Aplin

• Cummerford Rd, Glen Aplin

• Sandreson Rd, Glen Aplin

• Kriedman Rd, Glen Aplin

• Micale Ln, Glen Aplin

• Tuckerman Rd, Glen Aplin

• Glover St, Glen Aplin

• Margetts St, Wallangarra

• Barawell St, Wallangarra

• Folkerstone St, Wallangarra

• Forde St, Allora

• Connolly Dam Rd, Silverwood

• Forest Plains Rd, Allora

• Border St, Wallangarra

• O’Maras Rd, Mt Colliery

• Edmund St, Mt Colliery

• Miners Ln, Mt Colliery

• Allora Dr, Allora

• Homestead Rd, Warwick