The selected 61km route for the new corridor from Cooroy to Curra has been designed to create a safer, more efficient highway. It restricts direct driveway access, maintains adequate spacing between intersections and interchanges and divides opposing lanes of traffic. The corridor was developed in close consultation with the wider community, local councils and other stakeholders.
It will address key issues identified in the Strategic Planning Study, which contribute to poor safety and reduced transport efficiency on the existing stretch of highway.
Detailed maps of Bruce Highway Upgrade (Cooroy to Curra)
Click the map on the right-hand side to view the key plan of the Cooroy to Curra corridor.
Section A (Cooroy southern interchange to Sankeys Road)
Section A will provide a 4-lane divided highway between Cooroy and Federal, that will meet capacity and efficiency demands to support long-term road freight and transport needs in the region, the upgrade also supports safe, high speed travel and offers improved access to regional townships and greater flood immunity.
Operational deficiencies on the existing highway within Section A include an unsatisfactory safety record, growing traffic congestion and emerging rapid growth making upgrading this section of the Bruce Highway.
Community feedback has been considered along with other key factors such as safety, operational efficiency, constructability and minimising environmental impacts, when developing the design for Section A.
Section B (Sankeys Road to Traveston Road)
A new 12km 4-lane divided highway between Federal and Traveston, with capacity to be upgraded to 6 lanes in the future.
a new interchange at Traveston to provide safe, efficient access to and from the existing road network.
a new road into the Mary Valley from Traveston (the Mary Valley Link Road) to improve access to the valley, particularly during periods of flooding and provide a safe alternative to the existing Traveston Crossing Road which has a history of crashes where it intersects with the Bruce Highway.
a realignment of the western end of Traveston Road now connects it to the new interchange. The existing intersection of Traveston Road and the Bruce Highway has been closed and turned into a cul-de-sac.
The Old Bruce Highway remains as an alternative for local road users wishing to travel between Federal and Traveston.
Section C (Traveston Road to Keefton Road)
A new 11km 4-lane divided highway between Traveston and just south of Gympie. The road corridor for this section follows an alignment to the east of the existing Bruce Highway with the possibility of an all directional interchange just south of Keefton Road.
Section D (Keefton Road to Curra)
A new 26km 4-lane divided highway from just south of Gympie, to Curra. This section includes a bypass of Gympie with the corridor running east of the town, close to the railway line until Old Maryborough Road, then it will travel through the edge of Curra State Forest to minimise the impact on private land.
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Bruce Highway Upgrade (Cooroy to Curra)
PO Box 183
Gympie QLD 4570