$800m allocated for Bruce Highway upgrade
By Lucy Brophy on 15 May 2018
To complete the biggest and most expensive leg of the billion-dollar Bruce Highway upgrade, the Federal government recently allocated $800 million for the project.
The project is among Queensland’s highest priority road projects and involves a 62km realignment of the Bruce Highway to four lanes between Cooroy plus a bypass of Gympie.
To begin construction for the 26km Section D, the funding and allocation was officially announced by acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack and federal MP Llew O’Brien.
The Section D project will abolish eight sets of traffic lights for people travelling between Maryborough and Cooroy, ease traffic congestion in Gympie, expand access to the Cooloola Coast, link Wide Bay to Brisbane and beyond and ensue the section of highway remains open when the Mary River Floods.
Five years ahead of the schedule, section D will now be built with the construction to begin late this year and expected to be completed three years after.
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