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Bruce Highway widening, intersection upgrades and overtaking lanes (Bluewater)

Overview:

Pavement widening, intersection upgrades and overtaking lanes on the Bruce Highway north of Townsville. Project includes:

  • 3 kilometres of pavement widening and installation of wide centre line treatment (between Deep Creek and Bluewater Creek)
  • 1 kilometre of pavement widening and installation of wide centre line treatment (between Two Mile Creek and Sleeper Log Creek)
  • safety improvements at three Bruce Highway intersections (Bluewater Station Road, Forestry Road and Toolakea Beach Road)
  • a southbound overtaking lane between Two Mile Creek and Sleeper Log Creek
Location:

Bruce Highway at Bluewater, 35km north of Townsville.

Completion:

Construction is due to start in March 2019 and be completed in late-2020.

Benefits:

This upgrade will improve safety and efficiency for road users, by increasing the distance between oncoming traffic lanes and reconfiguring intersections with the Bruce Highway.

Safety will be further enhanced through the installation of additional overtaking opportunities.

Supplier:

A construction contract is expected to be awarded in early 2019.

Funding:

$20.4 million funding is committed by both the Australian and Queensland Governments on an 80:20 basis.

Regions:
Northern Region

Project info

This project will deliver vital improvements to road safety on the Bruce Highway, with widening of 4 kilometres of pavement; reconfiguration of 3 intersections: Forestry Road/Toolakea Beach Road, Feldt Street and Bluewater Drive; and construction of a southbound overtaking lane. 

Wide centre line treatments will be installed, increasing the distance between oncoming traffic lanes and reducing the risk of head-on collisions. 

The intersection upgrades will improve visibility and access, improving safety for local traffic movements. 

Construction tenders are expected to be awarded in early 2019, ahead of construction commencing in March 2019.

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 planning and construction.

Contact details

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

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Last updated
17 January 2019