New upgrades slated for Bruce Highway

Work to begin on upgrades to Bruce Highway as part of a package of works to improve safety

November 23, 2011

Work will soon begin on upgrades to the Bruce Highway as part of a package of works to improve safety on the route.

The Federal Government will pump $18 million into a host of small-scale projects between Caboolture and Curra, including eliminating black spots and building additional overtaking lanes.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese says the largest slice of money will go to constructing a new two lane road on the western side of the Bruce Highway connecting Frizzo Road with Sippy Creek Road on the Sunshine Coast.

"This will allow for the closure of the Sippy Creek Road intersection which in recent years has had a poor safety record," Albanese says.

The projects are part of a Bruce Highway safety package, which Albanese says has been responsible for building 25 new rest areas and stopping places as well as upgrade a number of existing sites, installing 56 new overtaking lanes and fixing more than 85 black spots.

The $18 million will be spent on eight projects all up, including removing roadside hazards, widening stretches of road and installing guard rails, resurfacing and installing a median island.

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