Skip links and keyboard navigation

Bruce Highway pavement widening (Billabong Sanctuary to Sunbird Motel)


Pavement widening of a 1.7km section of the Bruce Highway, south of Townsville, south of Townsville, to accommodate wide centre line treatments.


Bruce Highway (Ayr – Townsville) between Billabong Sanctuary and the Sunbird Motel, Julago.


Construction is due to start in April 2017 and be completed in December 2017.


This upgrade will improve safety and efficiency for road users.


A construction contract is expected to be awarded in March 2017.


$5.16 million, funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments on an 80:20 basis ($4.128 million and $1.032 million respectively).

Northern Region

Project info

Detailed design of the pavement widening works was completed in November 2016, with a contract for construction expected to be awarded in March 2017.

The project will deliver significant improvements for motorists, by strengthening and widening the existing pavement, between Ayr and Townsville. Wide centre line treatments, which have been shown to reduce the occurrence of head-on collisions by up to 50%, will also be installed.

There will be lane closures and reduced speed limits in place during construction. Motorists should obey roadside signage and drive to the conditions.

The project's Customer & Stakeholder Management team is committed to listening to stakeholders and values all community feedback during the project's construction.

Contact details

Phone: 1800 625 648

Last updated
21 March 2017