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Bruce Highway (Northern Access Intersection) interim safety project


Reconfiguration of 3 intersections on the Bruce Highway – Bowden, Church and Black River roads.


Bruce Highway west of Black River, approximately 21 km north of Townsville.


Construction commenced in July 2016 and was completed in January 2017, ahead of schedule.


These safety works delivered vital improvements to 3 intersections on this busy section of the Bruce Highway, for both the travelling public and local traffic.


Seymour Whyte Constructions delivered this project.


$8.75 million funding included:

  • $7 million committed by the Australian Government
  • $1.75 million from the Queensland Government.
Northern Region

Project info

The reconfiguration of Black River Road, Bowden Road and Church Road intersections with the Bruce Highway delivered vital improvements to road safety, freight connectivity and productivity. The existing 3-leg intersection was reconfigured to a safer staggered 'T' intersection arrangement, with connections to the Bruce Highway via a service road between Bowden Road and north of Black River Road. 

This project formed part of the Queensland Government’s Accelerated Works Program, aimed at supporting local workers. An average of 31 jobs were supported over the life of the project.

Accelerated Works Program for northern Queensland 

Contact details

Phone: 1800 625 648

Media gallery

image of Bruce Highway Norther Access intersection map

Last updated
19 December 2017