MAJOR UPGRADE: Minister Mark Bailey announced funding to improve Bowenville-Norwin Rd.
MAJOR UPGRADE: Minister Mark Bailey announced funding to improve Bowenville-Norwin Rd. Contributed

Bowenville-Norwin Rd to get $4m update

A MAJOR funding commitment into a road east of Dalby has been announced by the State Government.

Transport Minister Mark Bailey announced yesterday the government will inject $4.32 million into the rehabilitation of Bowenville-Norwin Rd.

The announcement was made while the government visited the Darling Downs this week.

Mr Bailey said safety of motorists on the road was his top priority

"Governing from the Regions has allowed me to get out and see some of the projects we are delivering and some of the areas that need our support,” Mr Bailey said.

"Vehicles travel at relatively high speeds on Bowenville-Norwin Rd and often have to pull over onto the gravel shoulder to let larger vehicles pass.

"The road's surface is uneven in a lot of places and it's been patched up over the years but this substantial investment will pave the way for vastly improved road conditions.

"We will rehabilitate almost the entire length of the 27km-long road in stages over the next two years, which is fantastic news for the residents, agricultural producers and school buses that use it.

"It will improve the safety of this road link while at the same time significantly reducing maintenance spending in the future.”

Mr Bailey said work on the road was due to start in March next year.

"Road repairs, minor culvert repairs and road shoulder and table drain regrading will be carried out,” he said.

"Sections of the road will also be reshaped using a stabilising machine.

"We are expecting this project to be completed by June 2020, weather permitting.”

Information about roadworks in the region can be found at qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.

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