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Bruce Highway Upgrade - Maroochydore Road and Mons Road Interchanges

Overview:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads has finalised the design for the upgrade of the Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchanges on the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen.

The design does not include any changes to the current provision of 4 traffic lanes (2 each way) on the Bruce Highway at this location. 

The project will deliver upgrades to the Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchanges, provide two-way service roads on the western and eastern side of the interchange, extend Owen Creek Road to Sunshine Coast Grammar School and install new drainage structures to maintain and improve flood immunity.

The project also includes planning works for the section of the Bruce Highway between the Sunshine Motorway and the Maroochydore Road interchange.

Location:

Bruce Highway – just north of Maroochydore Road to just south of Mons Road at Forest Glen.

Completion:

Construction is expected to be completed in 2022.

Benefits:
  • Improved efficiency and capacity of the transport network.
  • The ability to address current and emerging safety issues.
  • Separation of local and regional traffic to improve safety and efficiency.
Funding:

The $301.25 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 (federal:state) basis with the Australian Government contributing $241 million and Queensland Government contributing $60.25 million.

Project info

Key features of the project include:

  • a new 4-lane eastbound bridge at the Maroochydore Road interchange over the Bruce Highway to increase capacity
  • traffic signals at the 4 ramp intersections at the Maroochydore Road interchange to improve safety and travel reliability
  • connection of the Mons Road and Maroochydore Road interchanges via service roads east and west of the Bruce Highway for local traffic
  • relocation of the northbound off ramp at Mons Road south to a new roundabout at the intersection of Rainforest and Chevallum Road
  • reconfiguring the interchange ramps to meet current standards and closure of north-facing ramps at Mons Road
  • active transport provisions for cyclists and pedestrians through the Maroochydore Road interchange connecting to the east service road. 

 

Download a PDF version of the final design

Next steps

Tenders for construction will be called in 2019 to allow for the appointment of a contractor by the end of the year. Major construction of the upgrades will commence in 2020 with an estimated completion date of 2022.

Contact details

Email: northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 07 5451 7055 (during business hours, Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm)
Post:

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

To receive updates about this project, please register your contact details by emailing northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au or phone the project team on 5451 7055.

Last updated
01 August 2019