Bruce Highway (Benaraby to Rockhampton), Benaraby to Calliope River, improve safety

Safety works were undertaken on the Bruce Highway between Benaraby and Calliope River, including an overtaking lane extension to the north of Benaraby.

The project was identified as part of a program of works to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury crashes on the Bruce Highway, Queensland's major north-south freight and commuter corridor. Safety improvements delivered include widening to provide wide centre-line treatment, key intersection upgrades, installation of safety barriers and upgrade and replacement of drainage structures, at locations along a 30km section of the highway. 

An extension of the overtaking lane north of Benaraby is part of the safety works between Benaraby and Calliope.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

Safety works delivered on the Bruce Highway between Benaraby and Calliope River include:

  • wide centre line treatment
  • safer roadside treatments 
  • town entry treatment (Benaraby Township) 
  • safety widening
  • an overtaking lane extension north of Benaraby.

Funding

The Benaraby to Calliope River safety works is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments. An overtaking lane extension north of Benaraby is funded by the Australian Government.

Total investment
$46.1 million
Australian Government
$37.6 million
Queensland Government
$8.5 million

Current status

Construction of the Bruce Highway – Benaraby to Calliope River safety work has been completed.