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Bruce Highway - Townsville Northern Access Intersections Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2016 - Late 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$72,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$57,600,000
Local Council/Shire:Townsville City Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project involves the duplication of the Bruce Highway from Veales Road to Greenvale Street and is designed to improved safety and efficiency on this section of the Bruce Highway.  The projects includes median un-signalised intersections, signalised and grade separated solutions.  The project will also include the duplication of priority sections of the highway in the vicinity, to provide four lanes, north of the existing four lane sections (in the vicinity of Veales Road).


The project will increase safety on this section of the Bruce Highway by providing an improved road geometry which will deliver safety benefits and improved traffic conditions for road users.


The Australian Government has committed up to $57.6 million towards the project, in partnership with the the Queensland Government.


Early interim safety works commenced construction in July 2016 and were completed in January 2017.  Major construction is expected to commence late 2018 and be completed late 2022, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 31/07/2018