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Bruce Highway - Curra to Sarina - Cabbage Tree Creek to Carman Road and Back Creek Range Section Upgrade

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:October 2012 - November 2014
Estimated Project Cost:$58,750,000
Australian Government Contribution:$47,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Bundaberg Regional Council,Gladstone Regional Council
State:QLD
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

This project involved a re-alignment of the Bruce Highway, north of Gin Gin between Cabbage Tree Creek to Carmen Road and at Back Creek Range. The improvements will provide an improved alignment with a wider road surface on flatter grade.

Benefits

The Cabbage Tree Creek to Carmen Road and Back Creek Range project provides substantially improved road safety through improved alignment, wider traffic lanes and sealed shoulders. Other benefits include:

  • shorter travel time;
  • higher operating speeds;
  • improved productivity through reduced operating costs for freight vehicles; and
  • reduced travel times through an increased number of passing opportunities.

Funding

The Australian Government provided $47 million to the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Timetable

Construction commenced in October 2012 and was completed in November 2014.

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Project details last updated: 22/07/2015