Speed conditions on the Bruce Highway south of Townsville have been adjusted from 100 to 80 to make way for the Haughton River Floodplain upgrade, so lift your leadfoot.
A total of 13.5km of upgraded highway is on the to-do list for the construction project which will work to improve the current flooding situation.
Also on the to-do list is:
- replace the Horseshoe Lagoon, Pink Lily and Haughton River bridges with new, wider, higher-level bridges
- build new crossings of Healey’s Lagoon and the Reed Beds curve
- upgrade 13.5km of the Bruce Highway (on approach to, and between the bridges), in some areas on a new alignment
- construct 2 highway overpasses of open-level cane tramway crossings, removing interactions between highway and cane traffic
- upgrade rural intersections within the project area to improve safety
- install wide centre line treatments (similar to other, recent Bruce Highway projects) to increase the distance between oncoming lanes of traffic and reduce the risk of head-on collisions.
The Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade project is being funded and delivered as part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program.
The $514.3 million project funding includes $411.4 million committed by the Australian Government and $102.9 million from the Queensland Government.
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