CQ Bruce Highway upgrade works on the way

CQ Bruce Highway upgrade works on the way

Works to improve sections of the Bruce Highway between Bajool and Rockhampton will soon start with tenders closed as of last week. The works are being funded under the Bruce Highway, Pavement Widening package. The funding will rebuild rough and damaged sections at Bajool and Bobs Creek, and will also cover intersection upgrades and pavement widening to more than nine kilomteres of the Bruce Highway.

Approximately $32 million will go towards the upgrade and an average of 71 jobs will be supported over the life of the project which will be great for local economy. The works will also include shoulder and centre-line widening to improve safety for the 5,000 motorists who use this section of the highway every day.

Queensland Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports Mark Bailey said the Bruce Highway was the economic lifeblood of many communities across the state.

“The Bruce Highway is Queensland’s major north-south freight and tourism route, and as Queensland’s regional economy and population continues to grow, projects to support that growth will become increasingly more important.” Mr Bailey said.