KEY safety works are ongoing on the Bruce Highway, Queensland, with the completion of road widening and intersection upgrades between Miriam Vale and Bororen, south of Gladstone.
Federal infrastructure minister Darren Chester said the $6.7m project was the second of four projects being completed as part of pavement widening and Black Spot works in Central Queensland.
“These works, which were funded from the Pavement Widening – Caboolture to St Lawrence program, will improve safety and travel times for the 5000 motorists and commercial vehicles which travel along this section of the Bruce Highway every day,” Mr Chester said.
“Upgrading the Miriam Vale to Bororen section is part of a much-needed investment in Queensland’s major north-south road route, and is crucial to ensuring the Queensland economy continues to grow strongly well into the future.”
Acting Queensland Minister main roads and ports minister Steven Miles said the Queensland and Australian Governments were working closely to deliver two remaining projects.
Federal Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd said the works would result in major improvements for Bruce Highway motorists.
“The pavement widening and black spot works being undertaken throughout the region will cater for the continued growth of Bruce Highway traffic into the future, as well as make the highway safer for local drivers. Today’s announcement couldn’t come at a better time as we continue to deliver on our promise to improve the Bruce Highway and improve efficiencies on the national network,” Mr O’Dowd said.