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Bruce Highway - Pavement Widening - Ingham to Cairns

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:December 2015 - Mid 2019
Estimated Project Cost:$50,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$40,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Hinchinbrook Shire Council,Cairns Regional Council,Cassowary Coast Regional Council
State:QLD
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

Pavement widening and strengthening works, including wide-centre line treatments, on high priority sections of the Bruce Highway between Ingham and Cairns.

Benefits

The pavement widening will be combined with the application of wide centre line treatments to separate vehicles on two lane sections of the Highway, greatly reducing the risk of head on type crashes.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $40 million to the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Timetable

Works commenced in December 2015 and will be completed progressively through until mid-2019.

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Project details last updated: 16/12/2016