Tenders have been called for safety works on a 4.7km stretch of the Bruce Highway at Chatsworth, north of Gympie.
The $12 million upgrade is planned to provide safer travel conditions and enhance traffic flow, creating a free-flowing corridor along the Bruce Highway from Gympie to Curra.
Safety improvements will occur at the following intersections of the Bruce Highway:
- Fleming Rd intersection: Building a dedicated right-turn lane
- McCullough/Benson roads intersection: Building dedicated right and left-turn lanes
- Robert Rd intersection: Building a dedicated right-turn lane
- Vantage Rd intersection: Building a dedicated right-turn and left-turn lane, offset from the through-lane, to improve visibility for motorists entering the highway
- Service road intersections: Building dedicated right and left-turn lanes at the access near Irvine Road, closing the most northern access to the service road (near Reynolds Road) and restricting movements at the most southern access to left-out only
- Reynolds/Rammutt Rd intersection: Building a dedicated right-turn lane on the highway to Reynolds Road
- Fishermans Pocket Rd intersection: Building dedicated right and left-turn lanes
- Fraser Rd and Fritz Rd intersections: Completing minor modifications to meet current design standards, as part of the road widening works.
Work is expected to start late 2018 and be completed early 2019, weather permitting.
The $12 million project forms part of the $1.04 billion Bruce Highway Safety Package which is jointly funded, with the Australian Government contributing $831 million and the Queensland Government contributing $208 million.
For more information on the tender (CN-8987), phone 1300 728 390 during business hours or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.