Road upgrades at Howard commence
Upgrades to the Bruce Highway continue with construction starting today on a $6 million overtaking lane north of Howard.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the new overtaking lane will improve traffic conditions for north-bound motorists.
“Once complete, the overtaking lane will allow for fast-travelling motorists to avoid slow-moving traffic such as freight vehicles,” Mr Truss said.
“Not only will that improve efficiency, it will improve safety by giving drivers a dedicated area to pass.
“This project is another example of our commitment to fixing the Bruce Highway.”
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the project was an investment in local road safety.
“Locals and every other driver along that stretch of the highway will be delighted to see traffic moving at a steady rate once the project is complete,” Mr Pitt said.
“The Bruce Highway is our key road link in this area, and travellers heading north from Maryborough to other regional centres will soon be able to complete their journey with fewer delays and greater safety.”
The upgrade also includes a one-metre wide median strip, with construction expected to finish in August 2014.
For Mr Truss: Kate Barwick 0408 072 809
For Mr Pitt: Larine Statham 0427 653 814