Region?s roads to gain $40 million funding
GLADSTONE residents will be safer on our roads after about $40 million in funding was announced by the Queensland Government this week.
Over the next two years more than $421 million will be spent in roads in Central Queensland.
Plans for Gladstone include improving intersections, overtaking lanes and road widening.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Paul Lucas said the focus of the roads program over the next two years for Gladstone would be on safety and efficiency.
$39 million was committed to the Dawson Highway over this year and next year with some work on widening 72km of the road surface to begin in early 2006.
Work on overtaking lanes on the Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road will begin in early 2007.
$180,000 has been allocated for intersection improvements on the Gladstone-Mt Larcom Road at Glenlyon, Breslin and Derby streets.
$320,000 will be spent on safety improvements on the Gladstone-Benaraby Road in the Toolooa Bends area over the next two years.