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Bruce Highway - Wide Bay Highway Intersection Upgrade

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2018 - Mid 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$14,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$11,200,000
Local Council/Shire:Gympie Regional Council
State:QLD
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project will address congestion caused by traffic joining the Bruce Highway from the Wide Bay Highway heading south.  The works will involve and capacity and safety upgrades to the Wide Bay Highway intersection including lane separation works.

Benefits

Improved road safety and freight efficiency through:

  • Improved safety by separating traffic movements and removing conflict points;
  • Continuity of flow for southbound Bruce Highway traffic by separating the southbound Bruce Highway traffic from the traffic turning right from the Wide Bay Highway; and
  • Improved travel time and reliability for freight and passanger traffic.

Funding

The Australian Government has committed up to $11.2 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Timetable

Construction is expected to commence late 2018 and be completed by mid 2020.

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Project details last updated: 9/05/2017