The Federal Government has announced preparations are underway to start work on the second and final stage of the reconstructing and upgrading of the Bruce Highway through Wide Bay township of Tiaro.


Federal Infrastructure and Transport Minister Anthony Albanese said with good progress being made on the project's first stage between the town's truck stop area and Mungar Road, the contractors were now in position to ramp up work on the section between Mungar Road and Eaton Street.


“As well as resurfacing the Highway following the damage inflicted by the recent floods, we will also build dedicated right turning lanes at the intersection with Mungar Road and John Street, and install a new signalised pedestrian crossing near the information centre,” said Mr Albanese.


“Once this multimillion dollar, two stage project is fully completed by the end of the year, the 9,200 motorists and truck drivers which use this section of the Bruce each day can expect safer, smoother driving conditions.”