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

Bruce Highway - Pavement Widening - Ingham to Cairns

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2015 - Late 2018
Estimated Project Cost:$40,203,000
Australian Government Contribution:$32,162,400
Local Council/Shire:Hinchinbrook Shire Council,Cairns Regional Council,Cassowary Coast Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

Pavement widening and strengthening works, including wide-centre line treatments, on high priority sections of the Bruce Highway between Ingham and Cairns.


The pavement widening will be 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 $32.2 million to the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Works commenced in December 2015 and were completed in late 2018.

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Project details last updated: 11/11/2020