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Bruce Highway Upgrade - Maroochydore Road and Mons Road Interchanges

Overview:

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 Bruce Highway, extend Owen Creek Road to Sunshine Coast Grammar School and install new drainage structures to maintain and improve flood immunity.

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. 

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.

Regions:
North Coast and Wide Bay-Burnett Region - North Coast District

Project info

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.

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. 

Design for the upgrade was complete in mid-2019. 

 

Download a PDF version of the final design

Early works are now underway to relocate vital services including water, power and telecommunications infrastructure to make way for major construction activities. These works are expected to be complete in early 2020. 

Next steps

Tenders for major construction is anticipated to be called by November 2019 to allow for the appointment of a contractor by early 2020. Major construction of the upgrades will commence early 2020 with an estimated completion date of 2022.

Contact details

If you would like to receive updates on the project, please email the project team and your details will be added to the stakeholder database. For more information about the project, please contact the project team:

Email: northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 512 211* (during business hours, Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm)
*Charges may apply for calls from mobile phones and pay phones. Check with your service provider for call costs.
Post:

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

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Early Works

Early works are underway to relocate utilities, such as water, power and telecommunications infrastructure to make way for major construction activities. 

These works will be undertaken during the day between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and are expected to take around 6 months to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting. Some weekend and night works may be required.

Motorists should expect some changed traffic conditions including partial lane closures and speed reductions on Sandalwood Lane, Leafy Lane, Aird Lane, Mons Road and Nambour Connection Road. Motorists are encouraged to drive to the changed traffic conditions, obeying signage, reduced speed limits and traffic controller directions at all times.

These works will continue until early 2020, weather conditions permitting. 

Check QLDTraffic for up-to-date traffic information or call 13 19 40

Last updated
12 December 2019