• Funding program Investment Road and Rail Program
  • Status Completed
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Early 2020 - Late 2022
  • Estimated project cost $144,547,500
  • Australian Government contribution $115,640,000
  • Local Council/Shire Mackay Regional Council
  • State QLD
  • Corridor Brisbane - Cairns

Project description

The Mackay Northern Access upgrade will involve six laning of a section of the Bruce Highway from Ron Camm Bridge to Davey Street (in North Mackay). The scope of works inlcudes:

  • Two additional lanes on a 2km section of the Bruce Highway between the Ron Camm Bridge and the Mackay-Bucasia Road turn off
  • Two lanes between Mackay-Bucasia Road and the Davey Street overpass
  • Duplication of a 2km section of the Bruce Highway between the Davey Street overpass and Bald Hill Road
  • Widening of the Goosepond Creek Bridge and the bridge over Janes Creek
  • Duplication of the bridge over the Mackay Harbour Branch rail line
  • Intersection upgrades
  • Realignment works
  • Additional turning lanes


The project will reduce the number and severity of crashes on this section of the Bruce Highway through the addition of lanes and intersection improvements. This will reduce the potential for rear end crashes resulting from stop-start traffic and accidents resulting from significant speed differences between adjacent lanes. The intersection improvements will mitigate the major conflicts currently occurring at the southern approach to the Bruce Highway and Mackay - Bucasia Road intersection.


The Australian Government has committed up to $115.64 million towards the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction commenced in Early 2020 and was completed in Late 2022.

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