• Funding program Investment Road and Rail Program
  • Status Completed
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Late 2011 - Early 2014
  • Estimated project cost $145,238,165
  • Australian Government contribution $145,238,165
  • Local Council/Shire Cairns Regional Council
  • State QLD
  • Corridor Brisbane - Cairns

Project description

The project involved the construction of an additional in bound lane and road overpasses, removal of rail crossings, provision of service roads and installation of a traffic management system.


The project will assist in:

  • reducing traffic congestion
  • increasing safety
  • improving access for motorists entering and exiting the highway
  • reducing travel times
  • providing better facilities for cyclists and pedestrians


The Australian Government fully funded the project, contributing $145.2 million.


Construction commenced in October 2011 and was completed in April 2014.

Project last updated:

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