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Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access – Stage 3 – Edmonton to Gordonvale

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2019 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$481,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$384,810,000
Local Council/Shire:Cairns Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

This project will see an upgrade to this section of the Bruce highway to a four lane at-grade road, with rationalisation of at-grade intersections and accesses and service roads where required. This includes an additional bridge over several creeks.


Improved capacity, efficiency and safety.


The Australian Government has committed up to $384.8 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction works are expected to commence in mid 2019 and be completed in mid 2022, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 20/02/2018