Turning the Bruce Highway into six lanes from Caboolture to Caloundra is a key part of the Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington’s plan to bust congestion.
Ms Frecklington said one part of her plan to bust congestion in southeast Queensland was to invest the state’s share of the $660 million upgrade of the Bruce Highway to six lanes from Pine Rivers to Caloundra.
“Turning the Bruce into a six lane road from Caboolture to Caloundra would get Sunshine Coast residents home safer and sooner,” Ms Frecklington said.
“The Labor Government has belatedly announced funding for the M1 but an end to their years of neglect of the Bruce certainly isn’t over.
“The Federal Government has already committed $530 million to the Bruce Highway project and I am determined to fix this road as well.
“Under a government I lead we will commit $132.5 million to make six lanes on the Bruce a reality.
“My plan is about working with the Federal Government to deliver the road infrastructure Sunshine Coast residents need for the future.
“My LNP team worked hard to get the Federal Government onboard to fund the duplication of the Sunshine Coast rail line and I was proud to see that commitment delivered.
“An upgraded Bruce Highway and a duplicated Sunshine Coast rail line is important infrastructure to bust congestion which only the LNP will deliver.”