Bruce Highway upgrades enter final stage


The second and final stage of Bruce Highway upgrade will start soon through Queensland’s Wide Bay township of Tiaro

April 20, 2012

The second and final stage of Bruce Highway upgrade will start soon through Queensland’s Wide Bay township of Tiaro.

Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese says contractors have started work on a section between Mungar Road and Eaton Street thanks to the good progress made on the project’s first stage.

"As well as resurfacing the highway following the damage inflicted by the recent floods, we will also build dedicated right turning lanes at the intersection with Mungar Road and John Street and install a new signalised pedestrian crossing near the information centre," Albanese says.

"Once this multimillion dollar, two stage project is fully completed by the end of the year, the 9200 motorists and truck drivers which use this section of the Bruce each day can expect safer, smoother driving conditions."

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says the works which will start next month will cause little delays and disruptions for the locals.

"Transport and Main Roads officers have evaluated a diverse range of feedback about the project, which has played an important role in determining how this project will be staged," Emerson says.

"As the highway runs along a very narrow corridor between Eaton Street and Mungar Road, daytime detours will be in place for southbound traffic. This will allow work on the project to be completed as safely and quickly as possible.

"Nonetheless, I urge all motorists and truck drivers to play their part by slowing down, obeying the signs and following the instructions of the traffic controllers."

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