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Federal government funds widening of Bruce highway south of Rockhampton



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A Bob Brown Minister for Land Transport

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243/91 6 June 1991

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FT7NDS WIDENING OF BRUCE HIGHWAY SOUTH OF ROCKHAMPTON

The Federal Government today approved a second upgrading project for the Bruce Highway between Benaraby and Rockhampton at a cost of $4.3 million.

Federal Land Transport Minister, Bob Brown, said an 8.1 km section of the Bruce Highway between Raglan Creek and Raglan would be widened and strengthened to National Highwaystandards. Mr Brown said the work included upgrading two bridges over Raglan and Five Mile Creeks.

'The Raglan Creek to Raglan section is the oldest remaining narrow section of the Bruce Highway in this area, having been constructed more than 20 years ago', Mr Brown said.

'Similar upgrading work is already under way on an adjoining section of the National Highway between Ambrose and Raglan Creek. This work, scheduled for completion this financial year, will cost the Federal Government $3,075 million.

'Both works are in line with the Federal Government's five-year strategy for the National Highway between Brisbane and Cairns.

One of the strategy's main priorities, after maintenance, was the removal of narrow, flood-prone bridges and weak pavements, Mr Brown added.

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