• Funding program Investment Road and Rail Program
  • Status Under construction
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Mid 2020 - Mid 2023
  • Estimated project cost $535,000,000
  • Australian Government contribution $428,010,000
  • Local Council/Shire Cairns Regional Council
  • State QLD
  • Corridor Brisbane - Cairns

Project description

This project will see an upgrade and duplication 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. In addition, an off-road cycle path will be constructed.


Improved capacity, efficiency, flood immunity and safety.


The Australian Government has committed up to $428.01 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction is expected to commence in June 2020 and be completed in mid 2023, weather permitting.

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