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Bruce Highway – Haughton River and Pink Lily Lagoon Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2018 - Mid 2021
Estimated Project Cost:$515,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$412,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Burdekin Shire Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The Haughton River Bridge project will see construction of a higher level bridge and road approaches, to improve flood immunity, at the Haughton River.

Safety will be further enhanced with the elimination of two at grade rail crossings at the Bruce Highway intersections with the Woodstock Giru road and Hodel Road, south of Haughton.

The project totals approximately 14 kilometres in length.


The project will reduce the frequency and extent of road closures on the Bruce Highway at Haughton River and Pink Lily Lagoon, improving freight efficiency for north-south inter and intra- state truck movements.


The Australian Government has committed up to $412 million towards the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction will commence mid 2018 and is expected to be completed in mid 2021, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 21/09/2017