|Funding Programme:||Investment Road and Rail Programme
|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
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