Rest stop to boost safety on the New England Hwy

TIRED drivers will benefit from a rest area to be built between Cottonvale and Dalveen.

The initiative is one of several projects being rolled out across the state as part of the Queensland Government's Safer Roads Sooner program.

Main Roads and Road Safety Minister Mark Bailey said the $37million Safer Roads Sooner initiative provided funds for road improvement works across Queensland.

"These works are all about maintaining the safety of motorists on the state's road network," Mr Bailey said.

"As an added bonus, the road projects are providing jobs for workers at a time when jobs and jobs security are more important than ever," he said.

Mr Bailey said drivers in and around Stanthorpe would benefit from $485,000 in road improvement works to enhance safety.

"Signage and new line marking work will also be installed to enable motorists to safely access the rest area," he said.

Under the Safer Roads Sooner initiative, 54 projects are being undertaken across Queensland, with works to be carried out within the next two years.

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