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Bruce Highway bridge upgrade (Yellow Gin Creek)

Overview:

Construction of a new higher-level bridge and approaches.

Location:

Yellow Gin Creek, 30km south of Ayr.

Benefits:

Improved flood immunity and safety, freight connectivity.

Supplier:

Seymour Whyte Constructions delivered this project on behalf of the department.

Funding:

The project is jointly funded by both the Australian and Queensland Governments. The Australian Government has committed $36 million, while the Queensland Government has invested $9 million.

Regions:
Northern Region

Project info

Work commenced in September 2015 to construct a new higher-level bridge and approaches on the Bruce Highway at Yellow Gin Creek, south of Ayr. The project opened to traffic in June 2016.

Contractors Seymour Whyte Constructions delivered the project on  behalf of the Department of Transport and Main Roads. 

The project involved replacing the existing low-level floodway with a 120m long 2-lane bridge. The new crossing is about 2m higher than the existing floodway, providing significant flood immunity during the wet season.

The Beachmount Road intersection was also upgraded as part of the project, providing improved access for the nearby rural and coastal community of Wunjunga.

This project delivered vital improvements to flood immunity, safety, freight connectivity and productivity.

The project’s community engagement team is committed to listening to stakeholders and values all community feedback during the project’s construction.

Contact details

Email: engagement.northern@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 625 648

Community info

Yellow Gin Creek plan

Media gallery

Yellow Gin Creek in full flood
Yellow Gin Creek in full flood

Yellow Gin Creek - construction of sidetrack
Yellow Gin Creek - construction of sidetrack

Yellow Gin Creek - construction of sidetrack
Yellow Gin Creek - construction of sidetrack

Yellow Gin Creek - commencement of clearing works
Yellow Gin Creek - commencement of clearing works

Last updated
22 June 2016