|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|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
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: 5/07/2017