Work begins on $5.4m Bruce Hwy project

Work starts on $5.4 million Bruce Highway project as part of federal investment to improve safety

October 10, 2011

Work has started on the $5.4 million Bruce Highway and Torbanlea–Pialba Road intersection project as part of the $440 million federal investment in the highway to improve safety.

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese says a separate left-turn lane for southbound traffic will be constructed to address the number of crashes at the intersection and improve safety for motorists when exiting.

"Almost 7000 motorists - including many heavy vehicle operators - use this section of the Bruce Highway every day," he says.

"The works will also improve visibility for vehicles leaving the Torbanlea–Pialba Road and turning northbound onto the highway."

Albanese says the government is spending $8.5 billion in total on Queensland’s road infrastructure.

Projects include new heavy vehicle rest areas, the Townsville Ring Road, the Gladstone Port Access Road and upgrades to the Pacific, Peak Downs, Warrego, Bruce, Flinders highways.

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