Major construction was completed for the Bruce Highway – Maroochydore Road and Mons Road Interchanges project in June 2023.
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
- 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
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.