$30 million rebuild of major CQ road to begin this year
A $30 million rebuild of a section of the Bruce Hwy is set to begin construction by December.
Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bailey said the project included 9.5km of the highway at Bajool to be upgraded.
"Motorists travelling on the Bruce Highway between Gladstone and Rockhampton will soon benefit from $30 million in works," Mr Bailey said.
"The project will rebuild 9.5km of Bruce Highway and sections of highway at Bajool, Archer and Bob's Creek. The project also includes intersection upgrades, road shoulder widening and wide centre line treatment.
"Wide centre line treatments increase the distance between oncoming vehicles, helping save lives. We appreciate motorists' patience and cooperation by slowing down, obeying road signs and remaining alert."
The works are expected to take up to a year.
Recently completed major upgrades to the Bruce Highway in the CQ region:
- A $7.65 million project to deliver 2.6km of new overtaking lanes near the Old Ten Chain Road intersection, seven kilometres north of Benaraby.
- A $150 million project to build the Calliope Interchange at the junction of the Bruce Highway and Dawson Highway (Calliope).
- The $170 million Yeppen South project, which duplicated the Bruce Highway and high-level floodplain crossing on the southern approach to Rockhampton (this opened to traffic in late-2015).
- The 2015/16 Queensland floods and cyclones caused significant damage in the Fitzroy District. More than $1.9 million of Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA) repairs to the Bruce Highway were delivered between February and June 2016.