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Bruce Highway projects and packages

The Bruce Highway Upgrade Program is made up of both projects and packages of work to ensure the maximum benefits for one of our busiest highways. The packages focus on smaller-scale projects that can be bundled into packages of work. This allows TMR to deliver smaller projects that result in a bigger impact when applied along an entire road network.

Key Bruce Highway Upgrade Projects

Status as at 12 April 2017


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Please note: A single point has been chosen to represent each project on this map—this may not correspond with where works are currently taking place. Visit QLDTraffic for roadworks that may affect your journey.

Project District Committed funds Progress
Cairns Southern Access Corridor – Stage 4 (Kate Street to Aumuller Street) Far North $135 million Planning
Cairns Southern Access Corridor—Stage 1  Far North $150 million Completed

Cairns Southern Access Corridor—Stage 2 (Robert Road to Foster Road)

Far North $58 million Construction
Cairns Southern Access Corridor—Stage 3 (Edmonton to Gordonvale)
Far North $481 million Planning
Babinda Intersection Upgrade Far North $4 million Committed
Ash and Pine Street Intersection Upgrade  Far North $7 million Design
Innisfail Bypass – Plan and Preserve  Far North  $9 million Planning
Dallachy Road Flood Immunity Upgrade  Far North $11 million Planning
Arnot Creek Bridge Far North $10 million Completed
Ingham to Cardwell Range Deviation – Plan and Preserve  Northern $48 million Planning
Cattle and Frances Creek Upgrade Northern $118.9 million  Design
Townsville Northern Access Intersections Upgrade Northern $72 million Planning
Bruce Highway (Vantassal to Cluden)  Northern $153 million Completed
Townsville Ring Road – Stage 4  Northern $200 million Completed
Haughton River and Pink Lily Lagoon Upgrade  Northern $515 million Design
Sandy Corner to Collinsons Lagoon Upgrade  Northern $50 million Completed
Burdekin Deviation – Plan and Preserve  Northern $48 million Planning
Burdekin Road Safety Audit Outcome  Northern $25 million  Completed
Yellow Gin Creek Bridge Upgrade  Northern $45 million Completed
Sandy Gully Bridge Upgrade Mackay/Whitsunday $57 million Construction
Goorganga Plains Upgrade – Plan and Preserve  Mackay/Whitsunday $15 million  Planning
Jumper Creek Upgrade
Mackay/Whitsunday $23 million Planning
Knobels Road Intersection Upgrade
Mackay/Whitsunday $7 million Planning

Mackay Northern Access Upgrade

Mackay/Whitsunday $80 million Design

Mackay Intersection Upgrade – Stage 2

Mackay/Whitsunday $9 million Design
Mackay Ring Road  Mackay/Whitsunday $497.3 million Design
Mackay Southern Access Upgrade Mackay/Whitsunday $49 million Completed
Sarina Northern Access Upgrade  Mackay/Whitsunday $11 million Design
Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade – Stage 1  Fitzroy $121 million Planning
Rockhampton Ring Road – Plan and Preserve Fitzroy $65 million Planning
Yeppen Flood Plain Upgrade Fitzroy $170 million Completed
Calliope Crossroad Upgrade  Fitzroy $85 million Completed
Cabbage Tree Creek to Carman Road and Back Creek Range Realignment Wide Bay/Burnett $59 million Completed
Gin Gin Southern Approach Upgrade  Wide Bay/Burnett
$17 million Completed
Childers Bypass – Plan and Preserve  Wide Bay/Burnett
$8 million Planning
Saltwater Creek Upgrade  Wide Bay/Burnett
$103 million Planning
Tinana Overpass  Wide Bay/Burnett
$38 million Construction
Tiaro Flood Immunity Upgrade Wide Bay/Burnett  $107 million Planning
Wide Bay Highway Intersection Upgrade  Wide Bay/Burnett  $14 million Planning
Cooroy to Curra Section D – Planning and Design  Wide Bay/Burnett $65 million Design
Cooroy to Curra Upgrade – Section C Wide Bay/Burnett  $384.2 million Construction
Cooroy to Curra Upgrade – Section A  North Coast $490 million Completed
Cooroy to Curra Planning Project  North Coast $200 million Completed
Maroochydore Road Interchange Upgrade – Stage 1  North Coast $187 million Planning
Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway  North Coast $929 million Construction
Managed Motorways (Gateway Motorway to Caboolture)  North Coast $105 million Planning
Caboolture to Caloundra Intersection Upgrades  North Coast $195 million Completed
Pine River to Caloundra Road Interchange Planning  North Coast $8 million Planning
Pine River to Caloundra Road Interchange Upgrade (Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to Caloundra Road/Steve Irwin Way)  North Coast $662.5 million Planning
Deception Bay Road Interchange Upgrade  North Coast $150 million Planning
Boundary Road Interchange Upgrade North Coast $100.4 million Construction

Bruce Highway safety package - $1.217b commitment

The Bruce Highway Safety Package looks to improve the overall safety of the highway. The types of work currently included as part of this package include:

  • widening high-priority sections of pavement for wide centreline treatment
  • installing barriers and intersection treatments at high-priority locations that coincide with priority widening locations
  • installing safety barriers at high risk sites
  • improvements to signs, lines and guidance systems.

Read more about some of the safety upgrade projects:

Bruce Highway pavement widening

Widening of narrow sections of Bruce Highway and installing wide centre Line for greater separation of opposing traffic, road side barriers and intersection improvements to enhance road safety.

Bruce Highway Overtaking Lane Package - $369m commitment

This package will construct overtaking lanes in areas that lack overtaking opportunities on 2-way 2-lane roads. Overtaking lanes can be added to high-speed 2-lane roads in situations where the overtaking of slower moving vehicles is only possible when there is a suitable gap in the oncoming traffic and sufficient sight distance at a location.

Between July 2013 and June 2022, overtaking lane projects are being scheduled for delivery as a part of this important package.

Read more about some of the overtaking lane projects:

Bruce Highway black spots - $171m commitment

Black spots are road locations that have a record of large numbers of crashes. There are often common problems at these sites which can be treated with engineering methods, such as new or revised traffic signals, provision of protected right turn facilities, shoulder sealing, road delineation and removal and/or shielding of roadside hazards.

Between July 2013 and June 2018, a number of black spot projects are being scheduled for delivery as part of the Bruce Highway Black Spot Package.

Bruce Highway rest areas - $45m commitment

Rest areas are locations where all road users can stop their vehicles and achieve effective rest, thereby supporting safety outcomes.

Between July 2013 and June 2017, a number of rest areas are being scheduled for delivery as part of the Bruce Highway Rest Area Package.

Last updated
28 November 2017