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Bruce Highway - Sarina to Cairns - Upgrade Southern Approach to Cairns

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2011 - Early 2014
Estimated Project Cost:$150,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$150,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Cairns Regional Council
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; and
  • providing better facilities for cyclists and pedestrians.


The Australian Government provided full funding towards the $150 million project.


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

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Project details last updated: 2/05/2018