Bruce Highway safety works to begin north of Gin Gin
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.