Work has started to replace the 62-year-old Three Moon Creek Bridge on the Burnett Highway in Queensland.
The Queensland Government has introduced new measures to keep 4,000 traffic management staff working.
Roadwork projects worth $185 million will start sooner under an agreement reached between the Federal and Queensland Governments on 22 jointly-funded regional roads
A contract has been awarded for the first package of work on Queensland's Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill upgrade, as works wrap up on the state's congestion-busting M1/M3 Gateway merge.
The first rocks of the Townsville port's protective wall have been laid, marking the beginning of the $193 million upgrade.