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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Safety works across North West Queensland

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Friday, July 06, 2018

    Safety works across North West Queensland

     

    Safety works under the Safer Roads Sooner (SRS) Program are now complete at two intersections in Mount Isa.

    Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the safety of all road users was the number one priority.

    “My department has completed two Queensland Government SRS projects within the past month, to improve safety of all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists,” Mr. Bailey said.

    “The intersections along the Barkly Highway with West and Miles Streets, as well as the intersection with Milne Bay and May Downs Roads are just the start of safety works to be undertaken this year.

    “Preliminary works were completed at the intersection of West and Miles Streets to pave the way for a larger scope of work, which is expected to start this month (July).

    “Works at the intersection of Milne Bay and May Downs Roads are completed and included installation of traffic signals and pedestrian push buttons.

    “The SRS Program aims to improve the safety of state-controlled roads at potentially high-risk crash sites through implementing high-benefit, cost-effective treatments.”

    “Collectively, between the SRS Program and the jointly Australian and Queensland Government funded Northern Australia Roads Program, we will deliver safety improvements to more than 25 intersections across Mount Isa.”

    Mr Bailey thanked motorists and the local community for their patience during these important works.

     

    Completed works in 2016-17 to 2017-18:

     

    Barkly Highway 15A (Cloncurry – Mount Isa) intersections:

    • Park Avenue (TRSP)
    • Kookaburra Street (TRSP)
    • Trainor Street (TRSP)
    • Rodeo Drive (SRS)

     

    Barkly Highway 15B (Mount Isa - Camooweal) intersections:

    • Northridge Road (MPE)
    • Goroka Street (TRSP)
    • Milne Bay/Maydowns Road (SRS)
    • Hilton Road (TRSP)
    • Sulphide Street (TRSP)
    • Gardenia Street (TRSP)

     

    Diamantina Developmental Road (93F) intersections:

    • Church Street (TRSP)
    • 23rd Avenue (TRSP)
    • Oban Road (TRSP)
    • Powerhouse Road (TRSP)

     

    Intersection of the Mount Isa – Duchess Road (7709) and Thomson Road (Transport Road Safety Program)

    Intersection of Barkly Highway (15B) and Diamantina Developmental Road (93F) (MPE)

     

    Works currently underway:

    Barkly Highway 15B (Mount Isa - Camooweal) intersections (Transport Road Safety Program):

    • West Street
    • Miles Street

     

    Works to commence in 2018-19:

    Barkly Highway 15A (Cloncurry - Mount Isa) intersections (all funded under NARP):

    • Abel Smith Parade
    • Butler Street
    • Webb Street
    • East Street
    • Mullan Street
    • Coubold Drive
    • Atherton Street
    • Simpson Street
    • Camooweal Street

     

    Funding sources:

    -   TRSP = Transport Road Safety Program

    -   SRS = Safer Roads Sooner

    -   MPE = Rehabilitation

    -   NARP  Northern Australia Roads Program

     

    For more information about the SRS program, please visit https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Community-and-environment/Planning-for-the-future/Building-safer-roads.aspx.

     

    ENDS

    Carmel Robertson, 0439 347 875