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

Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access – Stage 3 – Edmonton to Gordonvale

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2020 - Mid 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$535,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$428,010,000
Local Council/Shire:Cairns Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

This project will see an upgrade and duplication to this section of the Bruce highway to a four lane at-grade road, with rationalisation of at-grade intersections and accesses and service roads where required. In addition, an off-road cycle path will be constructed.


Improved capacity, efficiency, flood immunity and safety.


The Australian Government has committed up to $428.01 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction is expected to commence in June 2020 and be completed in mid 2023, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 31/10/2022