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

Bruce Highway – Pavement Widening - St Lawrence to Bowen

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2015 - Late 2016
Estimated Project Cost:$7,266,268
Australian Government Contribution:$5,813,014
Local Council/Shire:Burdekin Shire Council,Isaac Regional Council,Mackay Regional Council,Whitsunday Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project involved pavement widening and strengthening works, including wide-centre line treatments, on high priority sections of the Bruce Highway between St Lawrence and Bowen.


The pavement widening has been combined with the application of wide centre line treatments to separate vehicles on two lane sections of the Highway, greatly reducing the risk of head on type crashes.


The Australian Government has committed up to $5.81 million to the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Works commenced in March 2015 on the first of the projects, with the full pavement widening program completed in late 2016.

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Project details last updated: 11/11/2021