The Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking detailed design activities to upgrade the Bruce Highway at the Buxton Road intersection, Isis River.
According to a TMR spokesperson the proposed project includes constructing a dedicated left and right-turn lanes on the highway at the Buxton Road intersection.
“This will improve safety by separating through and turning traffic, reducing the potential for rear-end crashes,” the spokesperson said.
“A service road adjacent to the highway to improve access to the BP service station and adjacent properties.
“The southern entrance to Aerodrome Road will be closed to improve safety.”
The spokesperson said the project would feature additional safety improvements such as road lighting and widening and strengthening the existing pavement.
“The proposed project will benefit the 8,144 vehicles that use this section of the highway each day, including improved safety and freight efficiency,” the spokesperson said.
“The $12.5 million jointly funded project forms part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program, with the Australian Government contributing $10 million and the Queensland Government contributing $2.5 million.
Detailed design activities are expected to be completed by mid-2022 and construction programmed following the finalisation of design.
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