Bruce Highway—Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek: widening and overtaking lanes

We are committed to improving safety on the Bruce Highway between Mailman Road and Mackenzie Creek through wide centre line treatments (increasing the distance between traffic lanes), intersection upgrades and providing additional overtaking opportunities.

We are improving safety on the Bruce Highway by widening roads and building overtaking lanes.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves ride quality
  • Increases capacity

Key features

  • Pavement widening and installation of wide centre line treatments between Mailman Road and Mackenzie Creek. Wide centre line treatments increase the distance between oncoming traffic lanes, reducing the risk of head-on collisions.
  • Improvements to the Bruce Highway intersection with Cromarty Siding Road.
  • Construction of 3 new overtaking lanes (2 southbound and 1 northbound) between Mailman Road and Mackenzie Creek. Overtaking lanes reduce driver frustration and reduce the risk of unsafe overtaking manoeuvres.

Funding

The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments

Total investment
$43 million
Australian Government
$38.36 million
Queensland Government
$4.68 million
Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek project location map

Bruce Highway widening and overtaking lanes Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek project map

Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek formation widening project site 1

Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek formation widening project site 1

Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek formation widening project site 2

Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek formation widening project site 2

Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek formation widening project site 3 and 4

Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek formation widening project site 3 and 4

Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek formation widening project site 5

Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek formation widening project site 5

Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek formation widening project site 6 map 1

Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek formation widening project site 6 map 1

Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek formation widening project site 6 map 2

Bruce Highway Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek formation widening project site 6 map 2

 

Current Status

We are currently undertaking these upgrades.

Works between Mailman Road and St Margarets Creek bridge were completed in December 2019.

Works between St Margarets Creek and Mackenzie Creek are ongoing.

Culvert works between St Margarets Creek and Mackenzie Creek
Mailman Road to Mackenzie Creek widening and overtaking lane project

Culvert works