Bruce Highway (Maryborough – Gin Gin), various locations including Wongi to Nulla Flats, improve safety

Work started in early 2022 to upgrade road safety along a 16km section of the Bruce Highway from Torbanlea to north of Howard.

The department is improving road safety and reducing the potential for rear-end crashes on the Bruce Highway through Torbanlea to north of Howard. Roadside treatments including guardrail and batter flattening will also be carried out in 6 sections on about 8km of the highway within a 16km stretch.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

  • Installation of both left and right-turn lanes on the highway at the Howard Heights Road intersection to improve traffic flow and reduce the potential for rear-end crashes.
  • Roadside treatments including guardrail and batter flattening to about 8km of the highway in this location.

Funding

This project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis under the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program. In addition to the funds listed in QTRIP 2021-22 to 2024-25, a further $4.209 million has been provided by the Australian and Queensland governments for this project package. Investment ID: 912343 & 911503

Total investment
$9.35 million
Australian Government
$7.48 million
Queensland Government
$1.87 million

Current status 

Construction has started to improve road safety on the Bruce Highway through Torbanlea to north of Howard.

Bruce Highway (Maryborough – Gin Gin), various locations including Wongi to Nulla Flats, improve safety location map

Bruce Highway Maryborough Gin Gin various locations including Wongi to Nulla Flats improve safety location map