|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Mid 2016 - Mid 2017
|Estimated Project Cost:||$58,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$46,400,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Cairns Regional Council
|Corridor:||Brisbane - Cairns
The project involved:
- The widening of the Bruce Highway from four to six lanes between Robert Road and Foster Road;
- The construction of a new service road connection on the eastern side of the highway;
- An upgrade of the Robert Road signalised intersection; and
- Installation of permanent lighting.
The widening works were the next stage of the Upgrade of the Southern Approach to Cairns project.
The expansion of this part of the Bruce Highway from four to six lanes will increase safety, and improve travel times.
The addition of the service road on the eastern side of the highway will improve access to and from the Bruce Highway and the new Robert Road signalised intersection will reduce the number and severity of crashes.
The Australian Government committed up to $46.4 million towards the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.
Construction commenced in June 2016 and was completed ahead of schedule in August 2017.
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Project details last updated: 2/05/2018