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QuoteRACQ calls for more road fundsAugust 19, 2010 - 8:01AMQueensland's peak motoring body says the major parties have largely ignored important road upgrades during this election.RACQ spokesman Gary Fites said with only two days to go before election day, neither the ALP nor the Coalition had made adequate funding commitments for road infrastructure.He said the RACQ had a list of 10 roads that urgently needed upgrades, including the Warrego Highway, Brisbane's Gateway Motorway, the Pacific Motorway and Ipswich Motorway.Mr Fites said while both major parties had committed some funding for some projects, this was not enough.The Coalition had promised $150 million funding for the Warrego Highway upgrade and $700 million towards the cost of building the Toowoomba Bypass and the Blacksoil interchange of the same highway.Meanwhile, the government had committed funds to complete Townsville's ring road and a part of many projects required to upgrade the Bruce Highway between Sarina and Cairns.But Mr Fites said this showed a real lack of vision."We are disappointed that neither party has failed to make any major impression on the infrastructure scorecard," Mr Fites said.AAP
QuoteBrisbane's Gateway Motorway, the Pacific Motorway and Ipswich Motorway
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