Building Better Bruce Highway

Labor Party

An Albanese Labor Government will take further steps to build a better Bruce Highway, getting locals home sooner and safer by expanding the highway from six to eight lanes between Anzac Avenue and Uhlmann Road.

Taken together with our already announced $200 million commitment to widen the Highway from Dohles Rocks Road to Anzac Avenue, this announcement will deliver significant improvements to freight operators and commuters.

The Bruce Highway is both Queensland’s key freight arterial and the one of the most important commuter corridors, but locals know that this 12.9 kilometre stretch between Mango Hill and South Caboolture is one of the key pinch points slowing traffic and causing delays.

With Brisbane’s north continuing to grow and with the Olympics on the horizon, easing congestion will be so important to protect and enhance the lifestyle Queenslanders enjoy.

That’s why an Albanese Labor Government will partner with the Palaszczuk Government, investing a further $586.4 million to deliver this $733 million upgrade and get trucks and cars moving again.

During construction, this project will support 535 direct jobs and when complete it will deliver time savings, improved safety, greater freight reliability and flood immunity improvements.

Despite the significance of the Bruce Highway, the Morrison Government failed to announce any new construction money in the recent budget, sitting silent as Labor commits to upgrade the road in Brisbane’s north as well as the stretch between Gladstone and Rockhampton.

Only an Albanese Labor Government will partner with the state to deliver the Bruce Highway upgrades that locals really need.

Quotes attributable to Anthony Albanese:

“I want to be a Prime Minister who builds things.

“Building better roads means jobs for Queenslanders, increased productivity as people and freight are moved around quicker, and a safer journey for people returning home from work.”

Quotes attributable to Annastacia Palaszczuk:

“Queensland isn’t getting its fair share from the Morrison Government.

“The Bruce Highway is the economic artery of Queensland.

“Despite that, the Morrison Government failed to commit any new construction money for the Bruce in their last budget.

“We welcome this boost to the Bruce, which will mean quicker, safer trips between Caboolture and Brisbane, and up to the Sunshine Coast, as we build towards the Olympics.

It’s clear Anthony Albanese gets Queensland and will work together with us to deliver the infrastructure our growing state needs for the future.”

Quotes attributable to Catherine King:

“The Bruce Highway is the backbone of Queensland, but under the Morrison Government funding has stalled.

“The Bruce Highway needs more investment and only an Albanese Labor Government can be trusted to deliver it.”

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