Hwy safety improvements hit halfway mark

Truck drivers can look forward to better travelling conditions on Bruce Highway when safety works are completed

July 15, 2011

Another round of safety improvements on the Bruce Highway is currently underway, with the Federal Government saying the upgrades will improve travelling conditions on the route.

The $12 million investment between Ingham and Cairns in Far North Queensland is designed to improve safety and flood immunity and is part of the government’s capital works program along the state’s coast.

"Once these latest projects are completed, the 5,800 motorists and truck drivers who use this stretch of road everyday can expect smoother, safer driving conditions," Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese says.

Upgrades are currently being made to 4km of pavements on the highway round the Silkwood-Japoon Road intersection to provide a smoother surface.
Queensland Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace says the works will widen, strengthen and re-surface the road at a number of locations further north between Innisfail and Cairns.

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