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

Bruce Highway Upgrade Strategy

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2021 - Mid 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$20,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$20,000,000
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The Australian Government has already committed $10 billion towards the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program with almost all of the funding allocated to projects.

This Strategy will support a plan for future upgrades along the Bruce Highway, including duplication of priority sections of the highway between Curra and Cairns. This work will need to be undertaken in partnership with the Queensland Government and industry.


  • Reduced congestion and improve travel times
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability
  • Improved road safety for all road users


The Australian Government has committed $20 million towards the project.


Planning has commenced in mid 2021 and will be completed by mid 2023.

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Project details last updated: 10/11/2021