Jul 16, 2018

Tenders called for highway safety works

Tenders called for highway safety works

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: bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au.

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