Rejuvenation could cause delays

THE Capricorn Highway through Emerald will receive a $2.2 million makeover starting this Sunday, Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace announced.

Mr Wallace said the works were part of a Bligh government commitment to maintaining regional roads across the state and included the rehabilitation of a 1km stretch along Clermont St.

“These works will rejuvenate a fatigued road surface and provide a safer, smoother ride between the Vince Lester Bridge and Anakie St,” Mr Wallace said.

“After talking with key stakeholders we’ll be undertaking a combination of night and day works to limit disruptions to businesses and motorists.

“There may be some delays and parking restrictions involved.”

Mr Wallace said the road would be reduced to one lane under traffic control throughout the project but access to businesses and walkways would not be affected.

“About 15 direct and indirect jobs will be sustained during the life of this project, which is expected to be completed in three weeks, weather permitting,” he said. “I would like to thank motorists in advance for their co-operation and patience during these upgrades.”

For more information, go to or phone 4983 8700.

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