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Bruce Highway – Sandy Gully Bridge Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:September 2016 - Mid 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$57,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$46,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Whitsunday Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project will see a replacement of the existing Sandy Gully Bridge with a 70m bridge and culverts to provide improved flood immunity. Approaches to the bridge will be replaced on the new alignment. The project will also include the upgrade of intersections at East Euri Road, Smiths Road and Bergyl Street.


The project will reduce the frequency and extent of road closure at Sandy Gully, improving freight efficiency for north-south inter and intra- state truck movements.


The Australian Government has committed up to $46 million to the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction commenced in September 2016 and is expected to be completed by mid 2018, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 19/12/2016