Work on Queensland’s worst road starts
MUCH anticipated road work is now under way on a notorious section of the Bruce Highway, north of Proserpine.
Work on construction of two overtaking lanes on the highway's 'black-spot' will aim to improve safety for all road users.
Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen said the works would improve safety on the key transport route.
"The Bruce Highway between Proserpine and Bowen services major tourism areas and is a very busy stretch of road," he said.
"The new overtaking lanes near Dingo Creek and Emu Creek will increase capacity, allowing motorists to safely overtake trucks buses and vehicles towing caravans," he said.
"This will help reduce the number of risky manoeuvres motorists sometimes make to overtake these vehicles."
Doval Constructions have been engaged to deliver the works, which were brought forward as part of the Accelerated Works Program.
The works will make the network safer sooner and will also increase efficiency of travel along a major transport and tourist route.
An average of 21 jobs will be supported over the life of the project.
Work on the $7 million federally funded project is due to be completed in April 2017. Earlier this year a road user survey conducted by the RACQ found the Bruce Highway to be Queensland's worst road.