Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Bruce Highway safety works to begin north of Gin Gin

Media Release

MM023/2018

29 March 2018

Joint release with:

Ken O'Dowd

Federal Member for Flynn

Mark Bailey

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads

Road safety upgrades have begun along a 2.3 kilometre section of the Bruce Highway about 21km north of Gin Gin.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael McCormack said the $8 million project is primarily designed to reduce the risk of both head-on and run-off-road crashes.

“Work will include installing a wider centreline to increase the distance between oncoming vehicles thereby significantly improving safety along this stretch of the highway,” Mr McCormack said.

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said he was pleased to see continued investment in the highway targeting vital safety improvements.

“The project also includes removing roadside trees to help minimise the risk of run-off-road crashes resulting in serious injuries or worse,” Mr Bailey said.

Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd said Carmans Road (northern access) will be relocated 500 metres to the south to allow for these improvements.

“As part of the widening works, we will also improve turns and connectivity at Carmans Road and Tessellaris Trail intersections,” Mr O'Dowd said.

Work on the project will start in March 2018 and completed by late 2018, weather permitting. Road works will generally be undertaken between 6am and 6pm Monday to Saturday.

The $8 million project is jointly funded with the Australian Government providing $6.4 million and the Queensland Government contributing $1.6 million.

Funding for this project is provided under the $107.8 million Pavement Widening—Caboolture to St Lawrence package with the Australian Government providing $86.4 million and the Queensland Government providing $21.4 million.

For further information about the works, call 1300 728 390 during business hours, email bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au or visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au.