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Multi-million dollar upgrade improves safety for North Queensland motorists

$50 million upgrade to Bruce Highway in North Queensland completed

$50 million upgrade to Bruce Highway in North Queensland completedNorth Queensland motorists can look forward to a safer and smoother ride as the multi-million dollar upgrade to Bruce Highway is now complete. 

Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss was happy with the outcome of the $50 million upgrade to the stretch of highway from Sandy Corner to Collinsons Lagoon.

“This project has delivered significant improvements to safety, flood immunity and freight efficiency on the Bruce Highway, benefitting more than 7,000 vehicles each day,” said Mr. Truss.

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said the upgrade involved a number of safety improvements including a realignment of the highway, a new southbound overtaking lane, intersection improvements and the construction if an overpass.

“This stretch of the highway is now much easier for motorists and heavy vehicles to travel. Drivers will no longer be delayed by having to stop at the level crossing and the flood immunity works will help reduce the frequency and duration of road closures due to flooding,” said Mr. Christensen.

The $50 million project was jointly funded with the Australian Government committing $40 million and the Queensland Government $10 million.

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