The Bruce Highway and Don Street intersection will be upgraded to provide a safer, smoother, more efficient road network.
The project will also reconfigure the intersection to include a separate lane for vehicles turning right from the Bruce Highway to enter and accelerate to through traffic speed before merging.
Bruce Highway (Bowen – Ayr), Bowen Connection Road to Champion Street intersection, widen pavement
The project will deliver safety upgrades to around 6km of the Bruce Highway between the Bowen Connection Road and Champion Street intersections to provide a safer, smoother and more efficient road network.
These works are part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program (BHUP).
Under the 15-year, $13 billion Bruce Highway Upgrade Program, the department is continuing to invest in safety, flood resilience and capacity upgrades along the Bruce Highway between Brisbane and Cairns. The program is jointly funded by the Australian Government and the Queensland Government, on an 80:20 basis.
- Improves safety
- Improves network efficiency
- Contributes to economy
- Reduces maintenance
- Improves ride quality
- Road widening to accommodate wide centre line treatments.
- Culvert maintenance, extension or replacements.
- Guardrail installations.
- Removal of roadside hazards.
- Installation of protected turn lanes.
- Property access upgrades to improve sight distances and overall safety including hook turn facilities.
- New surfacing, line marking and signage.
This project is funded under the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program. Investment ID 12269
- Total investment
- $22 million
- Australian Government
- $17.6 million
- Queensland Government
- $4.4 million
This project is under construction.
This project will integrate with Bruce Highway (Mackay-Proserpine), Bowen Connection Road, improve intersection project which is also underway to improve safety for all road users.