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Bruce Highway Upgrade Package: Innisfail-Japoon Road intersection upgrade


The $3.9 million Innisfail-Japoon Road intersection upgrade project is part of the Bruce Highway Safety Upgrade Package and is jointly funded by the state and federal governments.

A $447,000 upgrade to the River Avenue cycleway was carried out in conjunction with this project.


Intersection of Bruce Highway and Innisfail-Japoon Road (locally known as River Avenue) south of Innisfail.

Bruce Highway near Scullen Avenue and Hadrell Park.


Construction was completed in October 2019.


The new intersection is expected to improve safety for road users with an upgrade of the intersection and installation of signalised right turn.

The work also included drainage and pavement improvements at the McGowan Drive roundabout.


The works were undertaken by RoadTek.


The $3.9 million project is jointly funded Australian and Queensland Governments as part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program – Bruce Highway Safety Package.

The $447,000 cycleway project is fully funded by the Queensland Government as part of the Active Transport Program.

North Queensland Region - Far North District

Project info

The Innisfail intersection upgrade package included the following works:

  • installation of a fully controlled right turn with arrows, re-alignment of the existing right-turn to increase storage and modification of the left turn from Innisfail-Japoon Road to Bruce Highway.
  • pavement works to improve surface drainage issues and treatments to eliminate wet surface crashes at the intersection of Bruce Highway and McGowan Drive.
  • drainage and pavement improvement works at the approach and exit of the roundabout on Innisfail-Japoon Road.

The cycleway works included:

  • an upgrade of the existing pathways and installation of additional pathway and installation of new stairs and a bicycle wheeling ramp at each end of Centenary Bridge.
  • the installation of a pedestrian refuge and associated lighting on the Bruce Highway near Hadrell Park.

Contact details

Phone: 07 4045 7328

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Innisfail-Japoon Road
Newly signalised intersection Innisfail-Japoon Road and Bruce Highway.

Innisfail-Japoon Road
View on River Avenue

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Last updated
10 January 2020