Bruce Hwy upgrade near Childers worth $3 million

ROADWORKS to upgrade part of the Bruce Hwy at Booyal, near Childers, are expected to begin on Thursday.

Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss said the 1.75km stretch near Booyal State School would be strengthened and widened to 10m in a $3 million project.

"Over 3600 vehicles use this stretch of highway each day and nearly 30% of them are heavy vehicles - that's why these works are a priority," he said.

The roadworks are expected to be finished later this year, weather permitting.