LNP plans to rebuild Bruce Hwy intersection at Tinana
THE deadly Tinana interchange on the Bruce Hwy will be rebuilt as part of an almost $7 billion upgrade under an LNP federal government, the Opposition has announced.
The announcement was for almost $2 billion to fund projects that increase the carrying capacity and improve the safety of the Bruce Hwy through the Wide Bay electorate, if the Coalition wins the federal election.
"The Coalition is serious about fixing the Bruce," Member for Wide Bay and Shadow Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Warren Truss said.
"This announcement will deliver a four-lane, flood-proof road all the way from Brisbane to the edge of Gympie."
It will rebuild the Bruce Hwy-Fraser Coast interchange at Tinana, improve flood immunity at Tiaro, and upgrade the Saltwater Creek crossing at Aldershot.
"The (Tinana) interchange is an unsafe monstrosity which makes an unfitting entrance to one of Queensland's premier tourism destinations," Mr Truss said.
"Maryborough and Hervey Bay will benefit from a redesigned interchanged that will enhance the appeal of the Fraser Coast to motorists travelling along the highway.
"The Coalition will also spend $103 million to upgrade the Saltwater Creek crossing at Aldershot which often cuts the Bruce Hwy in times of flood."