Contractor starts construction of Bruce Highway overtaking lanes

A huge quantity of recycled materials is being used to build two critical Queensland Department of Main Roads road upgrades to the north of Brisbane.Vassallo Constructions have secured the construction contract to build two overtaking lanes on Bruce Highway between Proserpine and Bowen.

Construction will start this month on the $12.75 million works.

Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $12.57 million project was being delivered as part of the Australian Government’s $275 million Overtaking Lanes Package along the Bruce Highway.

“We are funding these works in a bid to boost safety and efficiency on Queensland’s key north-south transport corridor,” Mr. McCormack said.

The section between proserpine and Bowen is used by about 3800 vehicles each day. The lanes will provide more opportunities to safely overtake and reduce the chance of drivers taking risks.

Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen congratulated Mackay company Vassallo Constructions on its successful tender for the project, which would support 41 jobs.

“North and south bound overtaking lanes will be constructed near Collingvale Road, about 16km north of Proserpine,” Mr. Christensen said.

“This further commitment to the Bruce Highway means local bitumen rollers, grader operators, steel fixers, diesel fitters, machine operators and engineers are being employed.”


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