Major milestone reached in highway upgrade

 The $514.3 million Haughton River Floodplain Upgrade project recorded a major milestone this week, with the first traffic switch onto the new Bruce Highway at Giru.

The switch means motorists can now use the new wider highway between Greenacres and the approaches to the Reed Beds.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Barnaby Joyce said the highway upgrade would benefit Queenslanders, from Brisbane to Cairns, on this key north-south route.  Queensland Minister for Transport and Main…

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