Pavement Widening on the Bruce Highway north of Gympie

Media Release

WT024/2016

27 January 2016

Joint release with:

Mark Bailey

Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports

New pavement widening works are starting on the Bruce Highway between Curra Creek and Curra Creek Overflow, north of Gympie.

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development and Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss said the project is part of a range of safety works along the Caboolture to St Lawrence stretch of the Bruce Highway.

“These safety works are aimed at upgrading high-risk locations along the Bruce Highway, and I'm very pleased to see these works getting underway,” Mr Truss said.

“The $800,000 project will see several improvements, including shoulder widening works and upgrading of guardrail and embankments.”

Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey said the improvements will benefit motorists travelling the highway regularly.

“The pavement widening works will deliver major safety improvements for all road users on this section on the Bruce Highway,” Mr Bailey said.

“To carry out these works safely and efficiently, traffic controllers, single-lane closures and speed restrictions will need to be put in place as needed.

“RoadTek has been awarded the construction contract, which is expected to be completed by mid-2016, weather permitting.”

Works will generally be carried out between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday.

The project is being jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments based on an 80:20 funding share.

For further information about the projects works visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au.