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

Bruce Highway - Saltwater Creek Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2021 - Late 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$103,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$82,410,000
Local Council/Shire:Fraser Coast Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

Construct a high level bridge and approaches on a new alignment at Saltwater Creek crossing and a new bridge and approaches to Deadmans Gully on a new alignment. Upgrade four existing floodway sections north of Saltwater Creek between Maryborough and Torbanlea to improve flood immunity.


Improved flood immunity and safety.


The Australian Government has committed up to $82.4 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Planning commenced in late 2018. Construction commenced in July 2021 and is expected to be completed in late 2023, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 10/11/2021