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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Bruce bound motorists set to benefit from $12 million investment

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Mark Bailey

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018

    Bruce bound motorists set to benefit from $12 million investment

    Motorists travelling north of Brisbane will soon notice a better Bruce Highway thanks to a $12 million Palaszczuk Government investment.

    Member for Murrumba Steven Miles said the funding would be used to resurface about 15km of the busy highway between Pine River Bridge and the Sunshine Coast, with works already underway.

    “These works will support the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program which is Queensland’s largest yet road infrastructure program,” Mr Miles said.

    “Works will be completed in seven key locations to improve the road surface and provide smoother driving conditions for motorists using the highway.

    “This will mean a safer commute for people travelling north of Brisbane.”

    Member for Kurwongbah Shane King said he was happy to see investment going towards the important project.

    “The programmed resurfacing of key arterial roads is important for extending the life of the road and ensuring a safer journey for motorists,” he said.

    Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said populations within the Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast areas were both forecast to grow more than 20 per cent over the next 10 years.

    “The Palaszczuk Government is committed to maintaining safer roads to cater for this growth,” he said.

    “The key locations are Murrumba Downs (near Dohles Rocks Road), Elimbah (near Pumicestone Road), Beerburrum (near Red Road), Coochin Creek (near Johnston Road) and Parklands (near Nambour Connection Road), Forest Glen (near Mons Road) and Rosemount (near Petrie Creek Road).

    “Works have just begun and will be progressively completed throughout this financial year.”

    Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the project would be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible, with the least amount of disruption to traffic, residents and businesses.

    “Works will be conducted at night, from Sunday to Thursday to minimise the impact as much as possible,” he said.

    “We thank motorists and residents for their patience while we carry out these resurfacing works on the Bruce Highway.”

    Check. Plan. Go

    Roadworks can add unexpected time to your journey – Motorists are encouraged to plan their trip and check TMR’s QLDTraffic websitefor up-to-date, reliable and accurate traffic and travel information at www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au.

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