Coalition says it will improve Bruce Highway

In Queensland, Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, and Shadow Minister for Transport and Infrastructure and Federal Member for Wide Bay, Warren Truss, have announced an incoming Coalition Commonwealth Government would contribute $6.7 billion and the State Government $1.8 billion to a package to improve the Bruce Highway.

When added to the already announced $1.5 billion upgrade to the Gateway arterial in Brisbane, this announcement means the Coalition has made a $10 billion worth of commitments over 10 years to improving Queensland’s eastern seaboard road network.

“The Coalition is serious about fixing the Bruce,” said Truss. “A Liberal Nationals Government will invest almost $2 billion to fund projects that increase the carrying capacity and improve the safety of the Bruce Highway through the Wide Bay electorate.

“This announcement will deliver a four lane, flood proof road all the way from Brisbane to the edge of Gympie. It will also rebuild the Bruce Highway/Fraser Coast interchange at Tinana, improve flood immunity at Tiaro, and upgrade the Saltwater Creek crossing at Aldershot.

The Coalition also promised to fund a $38 million reconstruction of the Bruce Highway/Maryborough interchange at Tinana. 

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