Local QLD company to deliver $14.9m safety upgrade on a section of the Bruce Highway

Monica Gameng   |   October 9, 2017

Works on a $14.9 million safety upgrade on the Bruce Highway between Hebbards Road and North South Road – located just north of Apple Tree Creek – is expected to begin in the coming months.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said that this project is part of the $107.8 million Bruce Highway – Pavement Widening – Caboolture to St Lawrence Package and works are set to begin later this year after the contract to deliver this project was awarded to local Queensland company Sunstate Group QLD (SQG).

“The Australian and Queensland governments are upgrading the Bruce Highway as part of an $8.5 billion 10-year action plan to save lives, improve flood resilience and boost capacity along the state’s key north-south route. This upgrade will improve the overall safety and efficiency of the highway – a vital link for motorists and heavy freight vehicle operators,” Mr Chester said.

According to Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey, this project will include wide centrelines that will safely separate vehicles travelling in opposite directions more efficiently.

“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.

“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,” Mr Bailey said.

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Source: Queensland Government

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