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Bruce Highway Upgrade Program: north of Granite Creek southbound overtaking lane

Overview:

As part of the Bruce Highway Overtaking Lanes Program, the Department of Transport and Main Roads will construct a 1.5km southbound overtaking lane at Granite Creek approximately 28km south of Miriam Vale. The project will improve driver safety, reduce congestion and improve travel times.

Location:

10D Bruce Highway (Gin Gin - Benaraby), approximately 28 kms south of Miriam Vale.

Completion:

August 2019.

Benefits:

The southbound overtaking lane will improve driver safety and travel times on the Bruce Highway by providing safer opportunities for overtaking.

Improving road user safety improving/replacing drainage structures, road shoulder widening and resurfacing, installing wide centre line treatments (WCLT) and installing new roadside barriers.

Supplier:

Allroads.

Funding:

$6.7 million. 100% federally funded project through the Bruce Highway Overtaking Lanes program.

Regions:
Central Region - Fitzroy District

Project info

Bruce Highway traffic growth has resulted in road users experiencing longer travel times.  

This section of the Bruce Highway south of Miriam Vale is primarily a 2-lane 2-way rural road with limited overtaking opportunities with undulating terrain and continuous traffic flow. 

The project will construct a 1.5km southbound overtaking lane improving driver safety and improving travel times, which will compliment four existing overtaking lanes in the area.  There will be significant earthworks including formation widening and reconstruction, drainage structure improvements, bitumen surfacing, installation of traffic barriers and clear zone clearing.

This project focuses on three priority areas; Safety improvements, flood improvements and capacity improvements.  Upgrading the Bruce Highway will bring significant benefits to the road user as well as the communities along the highway.

This project is part of the 15-year Bruce Highway Upgrade Program, a $12.6 billion program of works to improve safety, flood resilience and capacity along the Bruce Highway from Brisbane to Cairns.  The program is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments

Contact details

Email: fitzroydistrict@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 4931 1500

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Last updated
01 August 2019