Bruce Highway—Tinana overtaking lanes

Construction is underway to install dual overtaking lanes on the Bruce Highway, between the Tinana Interchange and Central Road, near Maryborough.

A new northbound and southbound overtaking lane will 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

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

Funding

The project is 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

Construction commenced in November 2020 and is expected to be completed in mid-2021, conditions permitting.

Project map of the proposed northbound and southbound overtaking lanes

Proposed design of the northbound and southbound overtaking lanes between the Tinana Interchange and Central Road, near Maryborough