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

Bruce Highway - Sarina to Cairns - Realign and Raise Highway from Sandy Corner to Collinsons Lagoon

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2012 - Early 2015
Estimated Project Cost:$48,396,515
Australian Government Contribution:$38,717,212
Local Council/Shire:Burdekin Shire Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project involved the realignment and raising of a four kilometre section of the Bruce Highway from Sandy Corner to Collinsons Lagoon, nine kilometres north of Ayr.


The project will improve flood immunity and the reliability and safety of transport operations on this section of the Bruce Highway.


The Australian Government provided $38.7 million to the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction commenced in September 2012 and was completed in February 2015.

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Project details last updated: 1/05/2020