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Extra funding for Mount Lindesay Highway

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New project details reveal Queensland’s Mount Lindesay Highway will be upgraded from two to four lanes between Stoney Camp Road and Chambers Flat Road, following an extra $7.5 million in Federal Government funding.

These works are part of a $75 million upgrade that will also include safety improvements along this section of the Mount Lindesay Highway and construction of a new north-bound bridge over Norris Creek.

“This is a targeted infrastructure investment to ease congestion along this critical south-east Queensland arterial,” said Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure, Alan Tudge.

“At the same time we’re injecting much needed funds into the Queensland economy and creating jobs for hard-working Australians.”

Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport and Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz, said the Australian Government was delivering a more reliable road network for commuters and freight by addressing local bottlenecks.

“Residents in rapidly growing communities such as Jimboomba, Cedar Grove, Beaudesert and down to Rathdowney are connected to Brisbane in the north and the New South Wales border at the southern end, by this important road link,” he explained.

“Many important industries operate in our region and it’s vital we get drivers home sooner and safer by reducing travel times and improve freight productivity on our roads.”

The Mount Lindesay Highway was recently designated by the Australian Government on the National Land Transport Network. The $75 million Mount Lindesay Highway: Stoney Camp Road to Chambers Flat Road project is funded on a 50:50 basis with the Queensland Government.

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