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Bruce Highway - Sarina to Cairns - Overtaking Lanes

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:June 2011 - Mid 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$67,800,000
Australian Government Contribution:$67,800,000
Local Council/Shire:Burdekin Shire Council,Hinchinbrook Shire Council,Townsville City Council,Cairns Regional Council,Cassowary Coast Regional Council,Mackay Regional Council,Whitsunday Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project involves the construction of up to 30 new overtaking lanes between Sarina and Cairns.


The works will improve safety and reduce travel times on the Bruce Highway.


The Australian Government is providing $67.8 million to the project.


Construction commenced on the first of the overtaking lane projects in June 2011 and works are expected to be completed in mid 2017.

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Project details last updated: 16/12/2016