|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Late 2018 - Late 2021
|Estimated Project Cost:||$104,064,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$83,256,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Cairns Regional Council
|Corridor:||Brisbane - Cairns
The project involves the upgrade of 2.6km of the Bruce Highway between Kate Street and Aumuller Street, with a six-lane to four-lane transition to Fearnley Street, and the upgrade of Bruce Highway (Comport Street), Port Connection Road (Draper Street) and Draper Street/Kenny Street intersections, including approaches.
The project will deliver long-term improvements to traffic flow, freight delivery and road safety south of Cairns, through reducing urban congestion, reducing highway travel time and improving road access.
The Australian Government has committed up to $83.3 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.
Construction works commenced in September 2018 and the project is expected be completed in late 2021, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 28/09/2018