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Bruce Highway – Bruce Highway Safety Package

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2015 - Mid 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$789,200,000
Australian Government Contribution:$631,360,000
Local Council/Shire:Brisbane City Council,Burdekin Shire Council,Hinchinbrook Shire Council,Townsville City Council,Bundaberg Regional Council,Cairns Regional Council,Cassowary Coast Regional Council,Fraser Coast Regional Council,Gladstone Regional Council,Gympie Regional Council,Isaac Regional Council,Mackay Regional Council,Moreton Bay Regional Council,Rockhampton Regional Council,Sunshine Coast Regional Council,Whitsunday Regional Council
State:QLD
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The Bruce Highway Safety Package aims to improve the overall safety of the highway by upgrading high-risk safety locations with appropriate treatments. Types of work currently included as a part of this package are:

  • installation of safety barriers;
  • wide centre line treatments;
  • removal of roadside hazards;
  • intersection improvements and upgrades; and
  • improvements to signs, lines and guidance systems.

Benefits

When complete, the benefits of the Safety Package are expected to include:

  • reduced number of crashes on the Bruce Highway;
  • reduced possibility of conflicts between right-turning traffic and through traffic;
  • improved driver visibility; and
  • overall improved road safety.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed to provide up to $631.36 million towards the Bruce Highway Safety Package, in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Timetable

The first of the safety works commenced in January 2015. The package will be progressively rolled out through to mid-2020.

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Project details last updated: 6/03/2018