Apr 29, 2013

Bruce Highway upgrade: More overtaking lanes on the way

Construction companies interested in the job of installing new overtaking lanes along the Bruce Highway near Tully have until 14 May to submit their best bids under the tender process being managed by the Queensland Government.

The new northbound and southbound overtaking lanes will provide further opportunities for motorists to pass slower moving vehicles safely, with the first pair to be built south of Dundonald Creek. Work on them is expected to begin in July and be completed by the end of the year.

Later in the year we will award the contract for the second set of new lanes to be located between Broderick Road and Feluga, just north of Tully, with construction to start in September.

Motorists using this stretch of highway around Tully should expect minor delays while both projects are being delivered, and I would like to thank them in advance for their patience.

These fully-Federally funded projects are the latest addition to our unprecedented ten-year capital works program which is now underway along the entire length of the Highway.

Since coming to office, we have committed $5.7 billion to upgrading the Bruce Highway.  When compared to the former Howard Government’s record of $1.3 billion over 12 years, that’s more than four times as much over similar period of time.