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    Minister for Main Roads and Local Government
    The Honourable Warren Pitt

    Plan for early resumption of stalled Moggill Road upgrade project

    Minister for Main Roads and Local Government
    The Honourable Warren Pitt

    Tuesday, May 20, 2008

    Plan for early resumption of stalled Moggill Road upgrade project

    Work on the stalled $14 million Moggill Road upgrade will resume as soon as new contracting arrangements are in place, Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt said today.

    Mr Pitt said the Main Roads Department was holding discussions with sub-contractors following the appointment of an administrator to the McDonald Keen Group.

    “While there are still a few details to be ironed out, Main Roads is hoping works can re-commence as early as next week,” Mr Pitt said.

    “Further discussions are necessary, but at this stage it is likely Main Roads will take over running the project, retaining all the existing sub-contractors on the job.

    “Until this happens, Main Roads workers will be maintaining the work site in a safe condition.

    “Motorists and local residents may see workers around the site over the next few days, as they undertake some minor pieces of work.”

    Mr Pitt said completing the Moggill Road project without undue delay was a priority for the department.

    “We want to get the new contract arrangements finalised, and get this project finished as soon as possible.”

    Motorists and residents should visit the Department of Main Roads website at www.mainroads.qld.gov.au for updates on progress of the work.

    Media contact: Minister Pitt’s Office 3227 8819