Bruce Highway—Sarina Northern Access Upgrade

We upgraded the Sarina Northern Access through the construction of a 2-lane roundabout at the intersection of the Bruce Highway and Sarina Coast Road.

We delivered the Sarina Northern Access Upgrade as part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program (BHUP). The BHUP is aimed at improving safety, flood resilience and capacity along the Bruce Highway from Brisbane to Cairns. 

The Bruce Highway through Sarina is the main road and only B-Double route through the township. Sarina Coast Road, which intersects with the highway to the north, services one of the town’s main shopping centres and several beachside communities to the north-east. 

Increased residential, commercial and industrial growth in Sarina and surrounding areas has contributed to increased traffic through the township.


  • Improves safety
  • Better road access
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion

Key features

  • Construction of a 2-lane roundabout
  • Duplication of the Bruce Highway on the approaches and departures to the upgraded intersection
  • Construction of service roads for residents
  • Low profile medians
  • New pedestrian footpaths


The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on a an 80:20 (federal:state) basis.

Total investment
$14.36 million
Australian Government
$11.49 million
Queensland Government
$2.87 million
Sarina Northern Access Upgrade location overview map

Sarina Northern Access Upgrade location map

Bruce Highway Sarina Northern Access upgrade project overview map

Bruce Highway Sarina Northern Access upgrade project overview map