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Bruce Highway overtaking lanes (Bannisters Bog to Didgeridoo Lagoon and West Barratta to Jerona Road)

Overview:

Construction of overtaking lanes at 2 locations on the Bruce Highway, south of Townsville.

Location:

Bruce Highway, between Bannisters Bog and Didgeridoo Lagoon and West Barratta Creek and Jerona Road, approximately 70km south of Townsville.

Completion:

Construction commenced in July 2016 and was completed in February 2017.

Benefits:

This upgrade created safer overtaking opportunities for motorists and improve efficiency on the highway between Townsville and Ayr.

Supplier:

BMD Constructions delivered this project.

Funding:

$15.66 million Australian Government funding included:

  • Bannisters Bog to Didgeridoo Lagoon: $5.86 million
  • West Barratta to Jerona Road: $9.8 million.
Regions:
Northern Region

Project info

Bannisters Bog to Didgeridoo Lagoon: This project involved the construction of a southbound overtaking, lane supported an average of 18 jobs over the life of the project.

West Barratta to Jerona Road: This project involved the construction of southbound and northbound overtaking lanes, and supported an average of 30 jobs over the life of the project.

These projects 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. Construction is expected to commence in July 2016. 

Accelerated Works Program for northern Queensland

Contact details

Email: engagement.northern@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 625 648
Last updated
11 July 2017