The Department of Transport and Main Roads (Mackay – Whitsunday District) engaged Projex Partners to conduct a road safety review to identify areas of safety concern locations under the Bruce Highway Safety Program. The section of the Bruce Highway investigated extends from Granite Creek, on the electoral boundary between Isaac Regional Council and Rockhampton Regional Council to Alligator Creek, between Mackay and Sarina. This 160km stretch of road passes the towns of St Lawrence, Clairview, Carmila, Ilbilbie, Koumala and Sarina. In total 383 hazardous or potentially hazardous items were identified for improvement including items such as improved signage, improved delineation, improved intersection operation and improved roadsides.
Projex Partners developed a reporting system to assist TMR in its prioritisation of the safety works packages in this section.