Bruce Highway interchange at Roys Road and Bells Creek Road
The department will construct a new interchange on the Bruce Highway at the Roys Road and Bells Creek Road intersections, on behalf of the federal government.
Bruce Highway at Roys Road and Bells Creek Road, Beerwah.
Improved safety and efficiency for local and highway traffic and enhanced connectivity between communities for local residents and visitors to the region.
- North Coast Region
The $80.7 million federally-funded project is part of the federal government’s $195 million commitment to upgrade interchanges on the Bruce Highway between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
The new interchange aims to improve safety for local and highway traffic, accommodate future traffic growth, and improve connectivity between local communities.
Key features of the upgrade will include:
- a 2-lane overpass over the Bruce Highway near the Bells Creek Road intersection
- northbound and southbound entry and exit ramps
- local road connection to Roys Road, Bells Creek Road and Dianella Road
- a bridge over Mellum Creek
- new pavement on the southbound lanes of a 4.5km section of the highway north of Coochin Creek, to improve the road surface
- resurfacing Coochin Road between Bells Creek Road and Roys Road.
For more information on the project, view the project layout.
The upgrade will allow for the closure of the existing at-grade intersections at Roys Road and Bells Creek Road.
Construction will start in October 2013 and be completed in about 18 months, weather permitting.
Golding Contractors Pty Ltd has been engaged to construct the new interchange.
Works on or adjacent to the Bruce Highway will be carried out at night to avoid significant traffic disruptions and congestion on the highway that would result from works being carried out during the day.
Associated works on adjoining roads will be carried out during the day. During work, road users will likely experience delays. The department will endeavour to minimise these delays where possible but in some circumstances they are unfortunately unavoidable.
At various stages of the construction lane closures will apply and traffic controllers, reduced speed limits and signage will be in place to safeguard road users, roadworkers and adjacent residents.