Work has started on a $1.2 million upgrade of almost three kilometres of the Laura to Gladstone Road as part of the state government’s road maintenance program.
The works will involve reconstructing and widening the road.
Regional Development Minister and Member for Frome Geoff Brock said the long-awaited improvement to a section of the road will finally be receiving long-overdue attention.
“This road is a very important section to the north part of the state and is utilised by not only locals and the grain industry but also ever increasing road users accessing opportunities in regional towns,” he said.
“I have lobbied hard for improvement to the roads across the electorate of Frome and it is pleasing to see another arterial road being improved by the government.”
A total cost of $3.5 million is estimated for the project works. The first stage is expected to be completed by June.
Mr Brock has asked that periods of school holidays and grain harvesting time be avoided as much as possible to reduce incident opportunities and have the least interruptions to our communities.
The works form part of Mr Brock’s agreement with the Weatherill-led Labor Party, to help them form government at the 2014 state election.
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