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Roadworks to support business growth in QLD

Gracemere Industrial Area road upgrades have commenced, according to the Federal Government, which are set to support business growth and bolster heavy vehicle safety.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development, Michael McCormack, said the project, which included an upgrade to a section of Macquarie Street between Foster and Douglas Streets as well as the Macquarie and Douglas Street intersection, would improve heavy vehicle access to the area.

“These works will save businesses time and money, encourage growth and make the road safer for drivers,” said McCormack.

“We are pleased to work with the Rockhampton Regional Council to deliver these works, which are funded through the Liberal and Nationals’ Government’s Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program,” he said.

Member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd, said the project included widening and full pavement reconstruction on Macquarie Street between Foster and Douglas Streets and an upgrade to the Macquarie/Douglas Street intersection.

“These works will improve the load limit and standard of the road,” said O’Dowd.

“Local businesses have been very strong advocates for this work as it will improve safety and allow vehicles to travel in and out of the Gracemere Industrial Area more quickly and efficiently,” he said.

The $2.312 million Macquarie Street upgrade project in Gracemere is jointly funded by the Federal Government through Round 6 of the Heavy Vehicle Safety and Productivity Program and the Rockhampton Regional Council on a 50:50 basis.

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