Bruce Highway—Tinana overtaking lanes

The department has installed 2 overtaking lanes on the Bruce Highway, between the Tinana Interchange and Central Road, near Maryborough.

The new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes provide safer overtaking opportunities, reduced travel times and improve traffic flow on the highway.

Benefits

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

Key features

  • Installed a north and southbound overtaking lane along the Bruce Highway at Tinana.
  • Widened the pavement on the western side of the road to accommodate the new lanes.
  • Installed a new wire rope safety barrier system to protect oncoming traffic from vehicles that may stray from their lane.
  • Realigned Iindah Road northbound entry and southbound exit ramps slightly to comply with current design standards.

Funding

The project was fully funded by the Australian Government. $16.6 million has been funded from the $307.83 million Bruce Highway – Overtaking Lane package to deliver the overtaking lanes; and $3.5 million has been funded from the $175.2 Black Spots, Rest Areas and Safety Upgrades to deliver the other safety works.

Total investment
$$20.1 million
Australian Government
$$20.1 million

Current status

Completed January 2022.

New northbound and southbound overtaking lanes

Bruce Highway northbound: new overtaking lanesBruce Highway northbound: new overtaking lanes

New wire rope barrier system protecting vehicles from straying into traffic travelling in the opposite directionNew wire rope barrier system protecting vehicles from straying into traffic travelling in the opposite direction