CQ bridge works to boost freight efficency
Contractor Queensland Bridge and Civil has started work on the replacement of a timber bridge over Valentine Creek, south-west of Gracemere.
Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd said project works involved replacing the timber bridge with a wider two-lane concrete structure as well as upgrading and widening the Capricorn Highway approaches to the bridge.
“Once the project is completed, major benefits will include improved heavy vehicle access, increased freight efficiency, and improved traffic capacity and safety over Valentine Creek,” Mr O’Dowd said.
The new bridge is expected to open to traffic mid-December 2019, weather permitting.
The $8.3 million Valentine Creek Bridge project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments.
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