Bruce Highway interchange at Roys Road and Bells Creek Road
The department has delivered 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 $87.9 million federally-funded project was 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 will improve safety for local and highway traffic, accommodate future traffic growth, and improve connectivity between local communities.
Key features of the upgrade 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 allowed for the closure of the at-grade intersections at Roys Road and Bells Creek Road.
The construction contract was awarded on 13 September 2013 to Golding Contractors Pty Ltd. Construction began in late October 2013 and the new interchange opened to traffic on 29 September 2015.
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.