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Cairns Southern Access - Stage 2 - Robert Road to Foster Road

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2016 - Late 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$58,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$46,400,000
Local Council/Shire:Cairns Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project will involve the widening of the Bruce Highway between Robert Road and Foster Road from four lanes to six lanes.

These widening work are the next stage of the upgrade of the southern approach to Cairns and builds on the current works between Sheehy Road to Ray Jones Drive.


This project will ease congestion and provide more reliable access for road users.


The Australian Government has committed up to $46.4 million towards the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction commenced on 27 June 2016 and completed in late 2017.

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Project details last updated: 7/02/2018