Tenders are being called for the Tinana Interchange upgrade project as part of $38 million worth of Bruce Highway upgrades.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said the tender would support hundreds of local jobs.
“This is an important project for the Fraser Coast that will deliver improved safety and operational efficiency and support future growth,” Chester said.
“The interchange has a poor safety record and while interim measures such as a reduced speed limit and signage upgrades have resulted in a reduction in crashes, this project will provide a long-term solution.”
The Tinana Interchange upgrade will foresee the construction of a new northbound off-ramp and overpass structure.
Minister for Main Roads and Road Safety, Mark Bailey, said the Queensland government is dedicating $7.6 million towards the project.
“The upgrade is expected to reduce the number and severity of crashes, reduce maintenance costs and vehicle operating costs, and enable the speed limit to be increased which will improve travel times,” Bailey said.
“118 jobs will be created over the life of the project and once the contract has been awarded we will continue to engage with the community and commuters about how the works could affect them.”
The project is on track for completion mid-2017.
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