WHAT'S ON IN GIN GIN
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.
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.