REGO INCREASE: The road transport industry copped an increase of almost 10 percent for average B-doubles and 12.7% for a triple road train.
REGO INCREASE: The road transport industry copped an increase of almost 10 percent for average B-doubles and 12.7% for a triple road train. Contributed

Truckies to benefit from funding for new Warwick bypass

A NEW bypass for heavy vehicles will help improve road safety and access to industrial business according to Warwick transport industry expert Mark Collins.

Funding to seal and widen roads in Warwick has been secured in an ongoing push by Southern Downs Regional Council to improve the region's heavy vehicle access.

A federal government grant of $395,000 will improve 2.6 kilometres of road and upgrade intersections at East St, Ogilvie Rd and Depot Rd.

The works are an initial step to creating a complete B-double route and bypass for heavy vehicles around the Warwick town centre according to Frasers Livestock Transport fleet manager Mark Collins.

Mr Collins said a bypass around the southeast side of Warwick could help support changes in vehicle routes as a result of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.

Southern Downs mayor Tracy Dobie said making roads fit for heavy vehicles had been an ongoing focus of the council.

READ MORE AT THE WARWICK DAILY NEWS

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