Works to improve safety between Hebbards Road and North South Road on Queensland’s Bruce Highway are expected to begin in the coming months, following the announcement of the successful tenderer.
Sunstate Group Qld will undertake the $14.9 million project just north of the Apple Tree Creek township, which form part of the Bruce Highway Pavement Widening – Caboolture to St Lawrence Package of works.
Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey said in a statement the project would include wide centrelines to more safely separate vehicles travelling in opposite directions on the highway.
“Another key feature will be to build protected right and left turning lanes at two intersections – one at Hebbards Road and another at the intersection of North South Road and Kevin Livingston Drive,” Mr. Bailey said.
“As well, the North South Road and Kevin Livingston Drive intersection will be realigned further to the west, away from a crest, to improve driver visibility.”
An additional 67 kilometres of the Bruce Highway are now rated three out of five stars or better, according to the Australian Road Assessment Program, thanks to investments made under the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program, according to the statement.
The Australian Government has committed up to $86.4 million towards the $107.8 million Bruce Highway Pavement Widening – Caboolture to St Lawrence package, with the Queensland Government providing the remaining $21.4 million.