Bruce Highway Upgrades Making QLD Safer

Bruce highway upgrades

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Bruce Highway Upgrades In Central Queensland Are Safer

Bruce Highway upgrades between Banaraby and Rockhampton has finally been complete after undergoing a significant overhaul. The completed works span 11 kilometres from Fire Creek at Raglan to Twelve Mile Creek, south of Rockhampton.

This is one of many projects part of the Federal Government’s record $110 billion investment plan. A plan that is helping connect communities and improve safety while creating jobs and supporting our economic recovery.

Of the $110 billion, $10 billion is being invested in creating a safer, smoother and more reliable Bruce Highway. This will benefit Queenslanders, from Brisbane to Cairns, on this key north-south route.

Works included:

  • Wide centre line treatment
  • Barrier installation
  • Protected right-hand and left-hand turns
  • Property access upgrades

These Bruce Highway upgrades will improve traffic flow by separating turning traffic through lanes and separating opposing vehicles with a wide centre line.

The Bruce Highway, from Benaraby to Rockhampton, assists local communities and acts as the main route for industries that services the broader Central Queensland region.

More than 70 direct jobs were supported over the life of this particular Bruce Highway upgrade project. Adding wide centre lines between Benaraby and Rockhampton has made the area safer for all road users.

Wide centre lines were introduced in Queensland in 2010. Data indicates a 50 per cent reduction in head-on casualty collisions on the Bruce Highway, where the safety treatment has already been implemented.

“The Palaszczuk Government isn’t stopping there when it comes to road safety, right now we’re rolling out mobile and fixed cameras to catch drivers illegally using their mobile phones and not wearing seatbelts, anywhere and any time. 

“And from next month Queensland will also have tougher penalties for drink drivers, with first-time offenders who are convicted of drink driving and have their licence disqualified required to complete a new education program before they can get their licence back.

State Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke


Wednesday 18th August 2021 – Media Release

Read the Media Release here.

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