Vassallo Construction is kicking off work on more than $50 million in safety upgrades for the Bruce Highway between Mackay and Proserpine.
The jointly Australian and Queensland Government-funded project is expected support 95 jobs.
Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said the package of works – between The Leap and Careys Creek -would address safety concerns on Queensland’s main north-south commuter, tourist and freight route.
“The existing road will be upgraded to improve driver safety, freight efficiency and heavy vehicle management – crucial aspects for this major trade link,” Mr Christensen said.
Works will include upgrades to nine intersections, town entry improvements at Kuttabul and The Leap, a bus stop at The Leap Store, installation of safety barriers and extension of an existing overtaking lane.
Audio tactile line marking will help fight fatigue-related accidents by alerting drivers who may drift from the lane.