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Bruce Highway bridge upgrade (Cattle Creek and Frances Creek)


Upgrade of a 5.8 kilometre section of the Bruce Highway, south of Ingham, including construction of a new higher-level bridge and approaches at Cattle Creek and a new, wider bridge at Frances Creek.


Cattle Creek and Frances Creek, approximately 10km south of Ingham on the Bruce Highway.


Late 2018, weather permitting.


Improved flood immunity, safety, access and freight connectivity on the Bruce Highway.


BMD Constructions Pty Ltd is constructing the project on behalf of the Department of Transport and Main Roads.


$118.9 million. The Australian Government has committed $95.1 million to this project. The Queensland Government has committed $23.8 million. The project is part of the Australian and Queensland Governments' $8.5 billion, 10-year program of works to upgrade the Bruce Highway.

Northern Region

Project info

Construction is now underway on the Cattle Creek and Frances Creek upgrade project.

The project involves widening 5.8km of road and bridge infrastructure, construction of 2 new bridges, raising the highway to improve flood immunity, upgrading several rural intersections to safer configurations, and upgrading the Frances Creek rest area.

This project will deliver vital improvements to flood immunity, safety, freight connectivity and productivity on the Bruce Highway between Ingham and Townsville. Detailed hydraulic modelling has shown that the upgrade is needed to significantly reduce Bruce Highway closures during major floods, and eliminate closures during minor floods (which currently occur every 1-2 years).

The upgrade will improve access for freight on the crucial Brisbane—Cairns supply chain. It will also improve access to essential health services for Hinchinbrook Shire residents, by reducing flooding disruptions between Ingham and Townsville.

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

Last updated
07 June 2017