Flood immunity project opens to motorists

By: Graham Gardiner


A section of a joint government road initiative will open today as part of a flood immunity project on the

A section of a joint government road initiative will open today as part of a flood immunity project on the Bruce Highway.

Minister for Main Roads Warren Pitt says motorists will have access to the four-kilometre section of the highway between Euramo and Dallachy Road. This includes the new Tully River Bridge.

The road upgrade is part of the Tully project, which Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese says will reduce impact of flooding in the region.

"Improving the flood immunity of the Bruce Highway will generate enormous benefits for the local community, local motorists, tourists, the freight sector and industry in North Queensland," Albanese says.

"We are working proactively to improve the flood immunity of the Bruce Highway to minimise the frequency and impact of flood events."

Pitt says the $172.4 million project will now be finished alongside a connection between Tully Hull Road and Lentini Road.

The Tully project, which is scheduled to be completed in 2009, has so far delivered 10kms.

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