May 12, 2020

Bruce Highway safety works kick off near Mackay

Bruce Highway safety works kick off near Mackay

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.

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