Bruce Highway (Proserpine - Bowen), Emu Creek to Drays Road, various locations, widen formation

Safety upgrades are being delivered to almost 20km of Bruce Highway, from Proserpine to Bowen, as part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program to improve safety, flood resilience and capacity.

Works include the installation of wide centre line treatments, the removal of roadside hazards, guardrails and the installation of protected turn lanes to 5 intersections.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Contributes to economy
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Road widening to accommodate wide centre line treatments and provide additional separation between oncoming vehicles.
  • Audio tactile line marking to warn road users they are about to leave the road. 
  • Removing roadside hazards so that any vehicles that do leave the road are given opportunity to recover.
  • Guardrail installations and upgrades.
  • Protected turn lanes to improve intersection capacity and safety at:
    • Miowera Road
    • Heronvale Road / Mookara Road
    • Adelaide Point Road
    • Lodge Road
    • Roma Peak Road.

Funding

Bruce Highway (Proserpine – Bowen), Emu Creek to Drays Road, various locations, widen formation, jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis. Investment ID 295492 

Total investment
$38.82 million
Australian Government
$31.06 million
Queensland Government
$7.76 million

Current status

Works began in October 2020 and are expected to be complete December 2022.

Project map

Proserpine – Bowen (Emu Creek to Drays Road) map