Proserpine - Shute Harbour Road, Paluma Road to Tropic Road (Cannonvale), duplication

An upgrade is being delivered to a 1.5km section of Proserpine-Shute Harbour Road in Cannonvale.

The upgrade comprises 3 projects, which will widen Proserpine - Shute Harbour Road from 2 to 4 lanes, build a new shared pathway and upgrade key intersections between Paluma Road and Tropic Road.

Proserpine - Shute Harbour Road is the sole arterial road linking the Bruce Highway and Proserpine to the Whitsunday townships of Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Jubilee Pocket and the port of Shute Harbour.

This section of the road sees an average of 26,640 traffic movements a day and has a history of road crashes.

This upgrade will improve traffic flow and increase safety for all road users both now and into the future.  

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Accessibility
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • Additional lane each way between Paluma Road and Tropic Road. 
  • Upgraded intersections and traffic lights at William Murray Drive and MacArthur Drive.
  • Improved drainage.
  • New and improved active transport infrastructure:
    • 3.5m-wide shared path for pedestrians and bike riders, On-road bike riding lanes and pedestrian crossings.
    • New and upgraded bus stops.

Funding

$16 million Proserpine - Shute Harbour Road, Paluma Road to Valley Drive (Cannonvale) duplicate to 4 lanes project, jointly funded by the Australian Government ($12.8 million) and Queensland Government ($3.2 million) on an 80:20 basis. Investment ID 1510612

$13 million Proserpine - Shute Harbour Road, Valley Drive to Tropic Road (Cannonvale), duplicate to 4 lanes project, fully funded by the Queensland Government. Investment ID 1197433

$2.6 million Proserpine-Shute Harbour Road, Paluma Road to Tropic Road, shared path project, jointly funded by the Australian Government ($1.3 million) and Queensland Government ($1.3 million) on a 50:50 basis as part of the Queensland Road Safety Program - Tranche 1.

Total investment
$31.6 million
Australian Government
$14.1 million
Queensland Government
$17.5 million

Current status

This project is currently in the design phase. 

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