Bruce Highway (Mackay – Proserpine), Knobels Road, upgrade intersection and approaches

Construction has started at the Knobels Road and Nebia Coningsby Road intersection to improve safety and enhance visibility.

More than a kilometre of the Bruce Highway at the Knobels Road and Nebia Coningsby Road intersection is receiving safety improvements.

Works include extending turning lanes, constructing protected lanes, installing a new road surface and new lighting.

This upgrade will improve safety, efficiency and visibility at this intersection and reduce the risk of crashes.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Increase safety for vehicles exiting and entering the Bruce Highway at Knobels Road and Nebia Coningsby Road by providing improved turn lanes and installing separate turn lanes.
  • Improve safety by restricting illegal access movements to and from nearby businesses and rest stops.
  • Improve road safety by realigning the intersection, asphalting shoulders for parking and installing a new road surface.
  • Install lighting to improve visibility at night.

Funding

This project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis. Investment ID: 370606

Total investment
$7 million
Australian Government
$5.6 million
Queensland Government
$1.4 million

Current status

Construction started in June 2022 with completion expected in mid-2023.

Bruce Highway (Mackay – Proserpine), Knobels Road, upgrade intersection and approaches location map

Map showing the location of works being carried out the Bruce Highway (Mackay – Proserpine), Knobels Road, upgrade intersection and approaches project