Bruce Highway (Innisfail – Cairns) and Munro street (Babinda) intersection upgrade

The department is progressing a project to upgrade the intersection of the Bruce Highway and Munro Street at Babinda.

Extensive consultation has been conducted in the planning phase of the project with all the community feedback considered in the final design of the intersection. The project will improve safety for all road users and offers economic benefits for the community through improved travel reliability.


  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

  • Signalisation of the intersection.
  • New signal-controlled pedestrian crossings.
  • Pedestrian safety fencing near the north coast rail line.
  • Provision for bicycle riders.
  • An additional guardrail.
  • Roadway lighting upgrade.


The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments. QTRIP Project ID 385798

Total investment
$7.23 million
Australian Government
$5.8 million
Queensland Government
$1.45 million

Current status

We are currently in discussions with Queensland Rail on the scope and progression of stage 2 works. 

Stage 1 was completed in late 2021, which involved road widening and resurfacing.

Stage 2 will focus on the upgrades to the intersection which crossed the Queensland Rail north coast line. 

Location map

Map of project area