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

Another Bruce Highway upgrade completed

Media Release

MM230/2018

07 December 2018

Joint release with:

Ken O'Dowd MP

Federal Member for Flynn

The Hon Mark Bailey

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads
State Member for Miller

Safety upgrades have been completed on a 2.3-kilometre section of the Bruce Highway at Monduran, about 21 kilometres north of Gin Gin.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $9.8 million safety upgrades were funded under the Caboolture to St Lawrence Pavement Widening package, and would provide safer road conditions and better traffic flow between Gin Gin and Miriam Vale.

“These safety works included the construction of a wide centreline treatment to increase the distance between vehicles travelling in opposite directions,” Mr McCormack said.

“The one-metre separation between lanes is crucial to reducing the number of head-on crashes— just one way in which our $10 billion investment in a safer Bruce Highway is saving lives in Queensland.”

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey thanked motorists for their patience and understanding while the works were completed.

“The community has shown great patience during construction, and I thank everyone for obeying the road signs, slowing down and driving carefully,” Mr Bailey said.

“I am sure all those who travel on this section will appreciate the safety benefits of the work that has been carried out.

“The Queensland Government will continue to work with the Australian Government to see continued investment in the highway, targeting vital safety improvements.”

Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd said the project also included upgrading the Carmans Road and Tessellaris Trail intersections to provide safer turning movements.

“These works are an excellent example of what can be achieved when the Australian and Queensland governments work together to improve safety on our roads,” Mr O’Dowd said.

“An average of 30 direct jobs were supported over the life of the project.”

The Australian Government has committed up to $91.2 million to the $113.8 million Bruce Highway Pavement Widening—Caboolture to St Lawrence package, with the Queensland Government providing the remaining $22.6 million.

The $9.8 million project was jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $7.8 million and the Queensland Government contributing $2 million.