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

Overview:

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

  • 7.3 kilometres of pavement widening and installation of wide centre line treatment (between Hechts Road and Easter Creek)
  • safety improvements at four Bruce Highway intersections (Catastis Road, Scrubview Road, Jourama Falls Road and Yuruga Road)
  • north- and south-bound overtaking lanes (on a separated carriageway) between Little Gin Creek and Water View Creek 
Location:

Bruce Highway at Bambaroo, 90km north of Townsville.

Completion:

Details about construction will be provided in late 2019.

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.

Funding:

$24.42 million funding includes is committed by both the Australian and Queensland Governments on an 80:20 basis.

Regions:
North Queensland Region - Northern District

Project info

This project will deliver vital improvements to road safety on the Bruce Highway, with widening of 7.3 kilometres of pavement; reconfiguration of 4 intersections – being Catastis Road, Scrubview Road, Jourama Falls Road and Yuruga Road – and construction of overtaking lanes.

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.

Details about construction will be provided in late 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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Bruce Highway (Bambaroo) pavement widenings, overtaking lanes and intersection safety works
Last updated
12 December 2019