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    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Scott Emerson

    Plan to Fix the Bruce Highway starts with Cooroy to Curra

    Minister for Transport and Main Roads
    The Honourable Scott Emerson

    Friday, May 16, 2014

    Plan to Fix the Bruce Highway starts with Cooroy to Curra

    LEND Lease Engineering has secured the third and final contract for works to complete the Bruce Highway’s $590 million Cooroy to Curra Section A upgrade.

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss was on-site today to announce the awarding of the contract for the project.

    “Lend Lease Engineering is already gearing up for the works between the Cooroy Southern Interchange and Cudgerie Drive,” Mr Truss said.

    “The Australian Government is committed to fixing the Bruce Highway – making it safer, more reliable and capable of handling high traffic volumes, and this project an example of the work to come.

    “We are getting on with the job of delivering vital infrastructure projects that will benefit all Australians and, in this case, give Queensland the modern highway it desperately needs.”

    Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Scott Emerson said the Australian and Queensland governments were working to bring the Bruce Highway up to a satisfactory standard.

    “The Cooroy Southern Interchange to Cudgerie Drive contract announced today will duplicate the six kilometre Cooroy bypass and deliver two lanes in each direction, doubling the highway’s capacity,” Mr Emerson said.

    “This project is another example of how we are keeping to our election promise of delivering better planning and better infrastructure.

    “Additionally, new bridges will be built over Six Mile Creek and the existing Cooroy Southern Interchange will be upgraded.”

    The Australian and Queensland governments have each committed $295 million to the Cooroy to Curra Section A project, which is expected to be complete by late 2016.

    Media Contacts

    For Mr Truss:                      Brett Heffernan                   0467 650 020

    For Mr Emerson:                Stephanie Shield                0418 186 625