WHAT'S ON IN GIN GIN

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MO­TORISTS trav­el­ling along the Bruce Hwy north of Gin Gin will ex­pe­ri­ence im­proved road con­di­tions fol­low­ing the com­ple­tion ear­lier this month of a $1.4 mil­lion up­grade south of Cab­bage Tree Creek.

Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter for In­fra­struc­ture and Re­gional De­vel­op­ment War­ren Truss said the works de­liv­ered ma­jor safety im­prove­ments for all road users on this sec­tion of the Bruce Hwy.

“The project in­volved widen­ing a 1.2km stretch of the high­way, start­ing at the Cab­bage Tree Creek Bridge and con­tin­u­ing south along the Bruce Hwy,” Mr Truss said.

“It gives mo­torists wider lanes and a 1m-wide cen­tre line treat­ment to in­crease the sep­a­ra­tion be­tween ve­hi­cles trav­el­ling in op­po­site di­rec­tions.”

Fed­eral Mem­ber for Flynn Ken O’Dowd said the ben­e­fits for high­way driv­ers in­cluded im­proved road safety, re­li­a­bil­ity and traf­fic flow.

“The new align­ment will im­prove road safety at this lo­ca­tion, par­tic­u­larly for heavy ve­hi­cle op­er­a­tors,” Mr O’Dowd said.

Queens­land Min­is­ter for Main Roads and Road Safety Mark Bai­ley said the im­prove­ments along this sec­tion of the Bruce Hwy were part of a con­certed ef­fort to make the high­way safer for mo­torists.

“The wide cen­tre line treat­ments are be­ing in­stalled at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions along the Bruce Hwy as a proac­tive mea­sure to re­duce the risk of head-on crashes where there is a history of in­ci­dents,” Mr Bai­ley said.

“This in­no­va­tive de­sign is saving lives on the Bruce Hwy and has been recog­nised as the leader in road safety at this year’s 3M–ACRS Di­a­mond Road Safety Awards.”

The Cab­bage Tree Creek up­grade was a jointly funded project, with the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment con­tribut­ing $1.1 mil­lion and the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment putting in $290,000.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

NEW ROADS: Deputy Prime Min­is­ter and Min­is­ter for In­fra­struc­ture War­ren Truss, fed­eral Mem­ber for Flynn Ken O’Dowd and Queens­land Min­is­ter for Trans­port and Main Roads Mark Bai­ley check out the com­pleted road­works on the Bruce Hwy south of Cab­bage Creek.

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