Promise to upgrade dangerous Cooyar bridge

Nanango MP Deb Frecklington said an LNP Government would widen this one-lane bridge to two lanes.
Nanango MP Deb Frecklington said an LNP Government would widen this one-lane bridge to two lanes. Google Street View

CURRENT Nanango MP Deb Frecklington has announced plans to upgrade a dangerous bridge on the New England Highway.

Mrs Frecklington said if an LNP Government was elected on November 25, it would invest $5 million to upgrade the dangerous single-lane Cooyar Bridge on the New England Highway.

She said the Cooyar Bridge, located just to the south of the Cooyar township crossing Back Creek, had been in desperate need of widening for many years.

"The Cooyar Bridge is located on the busy New England Highway, which is the major route between the South Burnett and Toowoomba," Mrs Frecklington said.

"I know how many people use the New England Highway every day, and this dangerous single-lane bridge is on my priority list for complete replacement. The upgrade will include a brand new bridge and a re-alignment of the approaches to improve visibility.


Mrs Frecklington made the announcement at the bridge.
Mrs Frecklington made the announcement at the bridge. Contributed

"The LNP is serious about the safety of regional motorists, and a new Cooyar Bridge will go a long way towards making a journey on the New England Highway much safer.

"The upgrade will form part of the LNP's Royalties for the Region Program. This program aims to boost jobs and help regional communities meet critical infrastructure needs."

LNP Leader Tim Nicholls said only the LNP's Deb Frecklington will deliver this project for the people of the Nanango electorate.

"Only a vote for Deb Frecklington will see this vital project delivered," Mr Nicholls said.

"Deb has been a tireless worker and a vocal local community champion.

"Upgrading the Cooyar Bridge and re-aligning this dangerous section of the New England Highway is all part of our plan to Build a Better Queensland by building a better Nanango Electorate."

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