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Bruce Highway widening and rehab (Didgeridoo Creek to East Barratta Creek and East Barratta Creek to West Barratta Creek)

Overview:

Pavement widening and strengthening at 2 locations on the Bruce Highway, south of Townsville.

Location:

Bruce Highway, approximately 70km south of Townsville (between Giru and Ayr).

Completion:

Construction commenced in October 2016 and was completed in early June 2017.

Benefits:

This upgrade will improve safety and efficiency for road users.

Supplier:

RMS Engineering and Constructions delivered this project.

Funding:

$6.4 million funding includes:

  • Didgeridoo Creek to East Barratta Creek: $3.8 million project, including $3.04 million committed by the Australian Government and $760,000 committed by the Queensland Government
  • East Barratta Creek to West Barratta Creek: $2.6 million including $2.08 million committed by the Australian Government and $520,000 committed by the Queensland Government.
Regions:
Northern Region

Project info

This project involved widening and strengthening 3.6km of the Bruce Highway (at 2 locations), and installing a 1m wide centre line treatment.

An average of 20 jobs were supported over the life of the 2 projects.

This project delivered vital improvements to road safety, freight connectivity and productivity, and formed part of the Queensland Government’s Accelerated Works Program, aimed at supporting local workers.

Accelerated Works Program

Contact details

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

Community info

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

Last updated
11 July 2017