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Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra) Upgrade: Section B (Federal to Traveston)

The $513 million Section B project formed part of the Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra) Upgrade. It delivered a new 12km, 4-lane divided highway between Sankeys Road in Federal and Traveston Road in Traveston.

Bruce Highway between Sankeys Road and Traveston.


Major construction commenced on Section B in September 2009 with the new highway opened to traffic in December 2012.


Section B improves access during major floods as well as safety and traffic efficiency, separates long distance from local traffic movements, and provides a new highway built to modern motorway standards, with the capacity to be upgraded to 6 lanes in the future.


$513 million for construction work ($125 million state, $388 million federal).


Project info

The new 12km 4-lane divided highway was opened in December 2012 between Sankeys Road and Traveston Road.

Section B was the priority construction focus for the Bruce Highway (Cooroy to Curra) Upgrade. The project was delivered using a number of contracts to allow for construction to progress while the design was being progressively finalised.

Features include:

  • 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. It also provides a safer alternative access to 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 which now connects 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 B layout

Section B full length map

Contact details

Phone: 1800 180 566*
Post: Reply Paid 64
Bruce Highway Upgrade (Cooroy to Curra)
PO Box 183
Gympie QLD 4570

* Free call from anywhere in Australia. Charges may apply for calls from mobile phones or pay phones.

Last updated
19 July 2017