The project will deliver safety works on the highway between Townsville and Torrens Creek, helping to reduce the risk of head-on and run-off crashes.
The Australian Government will deliver funding to upgrade and widen 24.8 kilometres of the highway, north of Longreach, Queensland.
The Australian Logistics Council has written to party leaders in Queensland ahead of the state election, asking them to outline their policies on key issues such as corridor protection, congestion, the development of critical freight infrastructure and improved road safety through the Heavy Vehicle National Law.
Australian transport ministers have approved amendments to the Heavy Vehicle National Law to allow greater access to the network for high-volume vehicles.
The Federal Government has announced $9.2 million to go towards the development phase of the project on the Bruce Highway.