Department of Main Roads (Queensland)

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Department of Main Roads
Department overview
Dissolved 2009
Superseding agency Department of Transport and Main Roads
Jurisdiction Queensland
Headquarters Brisbane

The Department of Main Roads is a former department of the Government of Queensland. Its role was to plan, design, build and maintain the 34,000 km of Queensland state-controlled roads, under the Minister for Local Government and Main Roads. Warren Pitt was the final Minister for Local Government and Main Roads before a restructuring took place in 2009. The responsibilities of the department have been taken over by the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

The department was one of a handful of government agencies in Queensland with a permanent public museum. Situated in Toowoomba, the Heritage Centre showcases the story and culture of the department with a rich history; how hard work and a pioneering spirit have helped connect Queensland. The museum opened to the public in 2008.[1]

Earthworks for the Tugun Bypass.

The former headquarters of the Department of Main Roads was located at Boundary Street, Spring Hill.

The Department of Main Roads had a major projects section located at 260 Queen Street. Due to the state's population growth and growing use of the roads for mining in Australia many more projects are being planned and implemented across Queensland. Some current plans and strategies include the Warrego Highway Upgrade Strategy and the Bruce Highway Upgrade Strategy. [2][3]

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  1. ^ "Heritage Centre". Department of Transport and Main Roads. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Warrego-Highway-Upgrade-Strategy Accessed 26 February 2012.
  3. ^ Bruce-Highway-Upgrade-Strategy Accessed 26 February 2012.

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