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Bruce Highway - Additional Funding for Black Spots, Rest Areas and Safety Upgrades

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2019 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$175,210,000
Australian Government Contribution:$175,210,000
Local Council/Shire:Brisbane City Council,Burdekin Shire Council,Hinchinbrook Shire Council,Townsville City Council,Bundaberg Regional Council,Cairns Regional Council,Cassowary Coast Regional Council,Fraser Coast Regional Council,Gladstone Regional Council,Gympie Regional Council,Isaac Regional Council,Mackay Regional Council,Moreton Bay Regional Council,Rockhampton Regional Council,Sunshine Coast Regional Council,Whitsunday Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

This project aims to improve the overall safety of the Bruce Highway, by upgrading high-risk safety locations including black spot and rest areas. The types of work included as a part of this package are:

  • removal of road side hazards;
  • new and upgraded rest areas;
  • wide centre line treatments;
  • intersection improvements and upgrades;
  • installation of safety barriers; and
  • improvements to signs, lines and guidance systems.


When complete, the expected benefits of this project include:

  • reduced risk of crashes; and
  • reduced possibility of conflicts between right-turning traffic and through traffic.


The Australian Government is fully funding the $175.2 million package of works.


The project is currently in planning with construction expected to start in mid 2019 and be completed in mid 2022.


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Project details last updated: 3/05/2018