Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Bruce Highway - Sarina to Cairns - Rest Areas

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2011 - Early 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$6,347,000
Australian Government Contribution:$6,347,000
Local Council/Shire:Burdekin Shire Council,Hinchinbrook Shire Council,Townsville City Council,Cairns Regional Council,Cassowary Coast Regional Council,Mackay Regional Council,Whitsunday Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

This project involved the construction of new rest areas, vehicle stopping places and audible edge lines between Sarina and Cairns.


The new rest areas will enhance safety for road users, especially heavy vehicle operators.


The Australian Government provided $6,347,000 million to the project.


Construction commenced in April 2011 and was completed in early 2018.

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Project details last updated: 26/09/2019