TWO new overtaking lanes have opened on the Bruce Hwy between Howard and Childers just in time for the busy Christmas break.
Measuring 1.3kms each, the overtaking lanes located near Pig Creek and the Cherwell River are aimed at reducing the number of risky overtaking incidents.
The timing of these lanes comes at a good time, with traffic set to increase along this stretch of the Bruce Hwy during the holiday period.
On an average day, the stretch between Howard and Childers sees more than 7000 vehicles a day – 21% of which are heavy vehicles.
The Federal Government funded the overtaking lanes as part of its $440 million Bruce Hwy Safety Package, which is dedicated to fixing black spots, providing more overtaking opportunities and improving driving conditions along the highway.
Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha