Sep 30, 2008

Road Maintenance Contract awarded in South-West

Road Maintenance Contract awarded in South-West

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE

The Hon Anthony Albanese

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

The Hon Warren Pitt

QLD Minister for Main Roads

September 30 2008

South-west Queensland’s major freight and road corridors received a boost today, with the announcement of a $1.1 million maintenance contract awarded to Main Roads’ construction arm, RoadTek.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Anthony Albanese said the contract would help maintain key roads in the south-west region.

"Preservation and maintenance of Queensland’s major highways and road corridors, including key areas such as the south-west, is of importance to both the federal and state governments,” Mr Albanese said.

Queensland Main Roads Minister Warren Pitt said the funding would be used to address works such as potholes, rough edges, clearing drains, roadside slashing, signage and the repair of road surface failures.

"South-west Queensland roads are subjected to harsh weather and traffic conditions and road surfaces can deteriorate if they are not addressed in a reasonable time period,” Mr Pitt said.

"This funding will help preserve road conditions by addressing minor maintenance issues before they become a cause for real concern.”

For more information or to provide feedback on road conditions, please contact Main Roads’ south-west regional offices in Roma or Charleville on 1800 237 776, or email [email protected]