Traffic backed up on the Bruce Hwy. Plans will be announced today for construction of Section D of the Cooroy to Curra bypass around Gympie.
Traffic backed up on the Bruce Hwy. Plans will be announced today for construction of Section D of the Cooroy to Curra bypass around Gympie. Donna Jones

BREAKING: Massive news about the Bruce Hwy

THE Premier will today outline a billion dollar a year vision to upgrade the Bruce Highway, including the plan to deliver the final, missing section of the Cooroy to Curra Bruce Highway Bypass around Gympie.

The Premier's office said this morning the Bruce was Queensland's longest transport and economic artery and upgrading it will help build on record exports, create regional jobs and improve flood prone hotspots.

"The stretch of the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Curra was one of the most dangerous sections of the National Land Transport Network,” the Premier said.

Opening of the new Bruce highway federal member for Wide Bay  Llew O'Brien .
Opening of the new Bruce highway federal member for Wide Bay Llew O'Brien . Renee Albrecht

"Major upgrade works on this section have increased capacity and most importantly improved safety but there is more work to do.

"Section C is nearing completion, so now attention is on the final section D.

"The final stage of this project between Woondum and Curra will create a Gympie bypass and complete the project which is more than 60km long.

"Both the State and Federal governments committed $50 million towards the planning of Section D last year. A re-elected Palaszczuk Government will commit our 20 per cent share of the project to construct the missing link.”

The Premier said the project would build on the Bruce work already being undertaken in the region including the major Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway upgrade.

Opening of the new Bruce highway member for Gympie Tony Perrett, Llew O'Brien and Gympie mayor Mick Curran.
Opening of the new Bruce highway member for Gympie Tony Perrett, Llew O'Brien and Gympie mayor Mick Curran. Renee Albrecht

Under the Future-proofing the Bruce plan, a re-elected Palaszczuk Government would establish the Bruce Highway Trust to identify priorities through a 15-year forward plan and invest $1 billion in projects delivering long-term planning certainty under five-year action plans.

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