Patience Please As We Spruce the Bruce


Local drivers are being asked to show patience as the Queensland Government rolls out a record number of roadworks aimed at making travel safer on the Bruce Highway.


Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg said motorists on the Bruce Highway between Burpengary and Bald Hills would start to notice the Spruce the Bruce campaign in the coming weeks.


This campaign will highlight the almost 200 projects currently underway or due to start in the coming months across the 1700km, including the Managed Motorway project which is installing dynamic technology upgrades to five local on-ramps.


“Whether you are driving children to school, doing the daily commute or hauling freight please show some patience with the delays while we get on with this crucial program, “ he said


“I want families and all future generations to be able to travel safely on the Bruce Highway and to be proud of it, but that is going to need a record program of works.


Seath Holswich said “Without these works the RACQ predict that between 300 and 400 people will die in crashes over the next 10 years.


“Motorists will benefit from a Bruce Highway that is safer, has more capacity and is flood resilient,” he said


The Federal Coalition Government is contributing 80 per cent, or $6.7 billion, towards upgrades along the length of the Bruce Highway.

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The LNP has:

  • Delivered our 2012 election promise to compile the Bruce Highway Action Plan – Out of a Crisis.
  • Secured a 10-year, $8.5 billion funding deal with the Abbott Government
  • A record $770 million program of works on the Bruce Highway in 2014-15