Location

Cairns, Queensland

Client

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Sector

Transport

  • Roads

Duration

2019 – 2023

Contract value

$300 – 350 million

 

Bruce Highway:  Cairns Southern Access Corridor – Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale

Fast facts

4.7 km

rail realignment and removal of 7 at-grade crossings

10.5 km

highway duplication

9 no.

bridges

10 km

off-road high-speed cycleway

2 no.

level crossings

3 no.

new signalised intersections

About

The Bruce Highway – Cairns Southern Access Corridor – Stage 3: Edmonton to Gordonvale project is part of the 15-year Bruce Highway Upgrade Program. Seymour Whyte – as part of the HSA Consortium with John Holland and AECOM – will deliver the design and construct project which involves:

  • 10.5km duplication of the two-lane highway to four lanes
  • New and upgraded signalised intersections
  • New service roads, road and rail bridges, pedestrian overpass and highway road overpass
  • A dedicated 10km off-road high-speed cycleway including a new cycleway bridge and the re-use of existing rail bridges
  • 4.7km rail realignment of the Queensland Rail North Coast Line and relocation of existing cane rail lines to accommodate the duplicated highway
  • Removal of multiple at grade rail crossings and upgrade of boom gates

“This significant infrastructure investment in the Far North region will deliver an upgrade to an essential section of the Bruce Highway. This project will significantly improve safety on the busy two-lane section of the Bruce Highway between Brisbane and Cairns.”

Michael McCormack, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development

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