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Bruce Highway - Cairns Southern Access Corridor - Stage 4 - Kate to Aumuller

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2018 - Mid 2021
Estimated Project Cost:$104,070,000
Australian Government Contribution:$83,256,000
Local Council/Shire:Cairns Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

This project involves an upgrade to this section of the Bruce Highway to six lanes, including rehabilitation and replacement of the existing Chinaman Creek bridges, and intersection upgrades on Port Connection Road.


Improved capacity, efficiency and safety, and reduced travel time for vehicles.


The Australian Government has committed up to $83.3 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Planning works commenced in late 2017.  Construction works are expected to commence in mid 2018 and be completed in mid 2021, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 31/07/2018