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$662.5M Bruce Highway expansion now complete

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A $662.5 million expansion project on Queensland’s Bruce Highway is now complete.

More than 600 workers have delivered a massive 11-kilometres of expanded highway between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

Interchanges and exit ramps were also improved, and 10 new higher, wider and safer bridges were built to withstand floods.

According to the Queensland Government, road users travelling on the Bruce Highway between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way at Elimbah are now saving time on their trips and travelling even safer.

More than 65,000 vehicles on average reportedly travel this section of the Bruce Highway each day.

“We’re focused on getting people to their destinations safer and sooner on the Bruce Highway,” said Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King.

“The Australian and Queensland governments are investing in major infrastructure to improve the capacity and efficiency of our road network.

“Local commuters, heavy vehicle operators and holidaymakers alike are enjoying the benefits as we continue to roll out significant works and plan for future upgrades in South East Queensland.”

The expansion project is the 466th upgrade delivered on the Bruce Highway.

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Bart Mellish, said the many projects the Government has underway demonstrates its commitment to investing in infrastructure for the state’s communities.

“We’re supporting growth in our great state by delivering quality transport outcomes that improve safety, travel-time reliability and local connectivity for Queenslanders,” he said.

“We are also planning for vital upgrades to increase capacity, manage increasing traffic demands and help future-proof our road network as the region continues to expand.”

In other news, Daryl Young is celebrating 20 years with JOST Australia.

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