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Bruce Highway – Sandy Gully Bridge Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2016 - Late 2017
Estimated Project Cost:$57,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$46,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Whitsunday Regional Council
State:QLD
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project involved the replacement of the former Sandy Gully Bridge with a 70 metre bridge and culverts to improve flood immunity. Approaches to the bridge were replaced on the new alignment. The project also included the upgrade of intersections at East Euri Road, Smiths Road and Bergyl Street.

Benefits

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.

Funding

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

Timetable

Construction commenced in September 2016 and was completed in December 2017.

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Project details last updated: 3/05/2018