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Bruce Highway Maroochydore Road to Mons Road

Overview:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has developed a preferred option for future upgrades to the Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchanges on the Bruce Highway near Forest Glen. WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff is undertaking further detailed planning and preparing a business case for funding for the preferred option to deliver priority works. The business case investigation does not include any changes to the current 4 lanes on the Bruce Highway. A separate investigation is considering a strategic assessment of future upgrade needs to the Bruce Highway between the Sunshine Motorway and Maroochydore Road interchanges.

Location:

Bruce Highway – Maroochydore Road interchange to just south of the Mons Road interchange.

Completion:

A business case is expected to be finalised in late 2017. Timing for construction of priority upgrades will be determined once planning is finalised.

Funding:

$7.5 million funding includes (80% Australian Government and 20% Queensland Government)

Project info

Preferred option for future upgrade

TMR released a preferred option for a future upgrade of the Maroochydore Road/Nambour Connection Road and Mons Road interchanges in July 2016.

Key features of the preferred option include:

  • a new 4-lane, eastbound bridge over the Bruce Highway
  • traffic signals at the Maroochydore Road/Nambour Connection Road roundabout
  • connecting the Mons Road and Maroochydore Road interchanges via service roads east and west of the Bruce Highway
  • relocating the northbound off ramp at Mons Road further south to remove the safety issue where the existing ramp crosses Chevallum Road
  • reconfiguring the interchange ramps to meet current standards and eliminate the current safety issue associated with weaving between the closely spaced interchanges.

Benefits of the preferred option include:

  • improved efficiency and capacity of the transport network
  • the ability to address current and emerging safety issues
  • separation of local and regional traffic, which will improve safety and efficiency.

View a layout of the preferred option.

Business case

Funding has been allocated to develop a business case for the future upgrade of the Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchanges along with service roads east and west of the Bruce Highway.

The business case will provide a refined cost estimate for the preferred option, which will assist in prioritisation of the upgrades.

The business case will not investigate changes to the current 4 lanes on the Bruce Highway.

Needs analysis - Bruce Highway (Sunshine Motorway to Maroochydore Road)

Funding has also been allocated to undertake a strategic assessment of upgrade needs for the stretch of the Bruce Highway between the Sunshine Motorway and Maroochydore Road interchanges.

This planning will result in a report outlining future requirements for this stretch.

Next steps

WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff is preparing a business case related to upgrading the Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchanges. WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff will also prepare a report on the future upgrade needs on the Bruce Highway between the Sunshine Motorway and Maroochydore Road interchanges. Both reports are expected to be finalised in late 2017.

Once the planning work is complete, the project will be assessed by Infrastructure Australia, as part of the approval process for projects receiving over $100 million in Australian Government funding.

Contact info

Email: northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 5451 7055 
Post:

Bruce Highway (Maroochydore Road to Mons Road)
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 1600
Sunshine Plaza Post Shop
Maroochydore  Qld  4558

Traffic info

Up-to-date information on road conditions and traffic reports is available from the Traffic and Travel Information website or by calling 13 19 40.

Community info

The community will have an opportunity to provide input about the future transport infrastructure in this area during the development of the business case. Property owners that are directly impacted by the preferred option have been contacted by TMR. Further investigations will be undertaken to finalise the design.

Last updated
03 April 2017