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Bruce Highway Upgrade - Maroochydore Road and Mons Road Interchanges

Overview:

The project will upgrade both the Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchanges on the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen. The existing Maroochydore Road and Nambour Connection Road roundabout will be converted to a fully controlled signalised interchange. The project will also include widening Mons Road under the Bruce Highway and relocating on and off-ramp access points.

Two-way service roads will connect the Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchanges on the eastern and western sides of the Bruce Highway to separate local traffic and improve access to the Forest Glen precinct.

New active transport facilities will be constructed for pedestrians and bike riders through the Maroochydore Road interchange connecting to Sandalwood Lane and Mons Road.

The project also contributed to the extension of Owen Creek Road to access the Sunshine Coast Grammar School. This new access road opened to traffic in January 2020. 

The project 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 late 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 as outlined in the Queensland Transport and Roads Investment Program (QTRIP) 2019-20 to 2022-23.

This project is part of the 15-year Bruce Highway Upgrade Program, a $12.6 billion program of works to improve safety, flood resilience and capacity along the Bruce Highway from Brisbane to Cairns. The program is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments, with the Australian Government contributing up to $10 billion and the Queensland Government contributing up to $2.6 billion.

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

Project info

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The Department of Transport and Main Roads has awarded the major construction contract for the Bruce Highway Upgrade – Maroochydore Road and Mons Road Interchanges project to John Holland Seymour Whyte Joint Venture.

Construction started in early June 2020 with completion expected in late 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting.
Key project features include:

  • building a new, 4-lane eastbound bridge over the Bruce Highway from Nambour Connection Road to Maroochydore Road
  • converting the existing free-flowing Maroochydore Road and Nambour Connection Road roundabout to a fully controlled, signalised interchange
  • extending and widening all on and off-ramps at the Maroochydore Road interchange
  • connecting the Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchanges via two new service roads on the eastern and western sides of the Bruce Highway 
  • removing the north-facing ramps at the Mons Road interchange
  • upgrading the Mons Road southbound on-ramp
  • relocating the Mons Road northbound off-ramp to a new roundabout at the intersection of Chevallum Road and Rainforest Road
  • widening Mons Road under the Bruce Highway
  • delivering new active transport facilities for bike riders and pedestrians through the Maroochydore Road interchange connecting to the eastern service road.

Design for the upgrade was complete in mid-2019. Early works to prepare the site for major construction commenced in October 2019 and were undertaken by local civil contractor, Shadforth Civil. Works involved upgrading existing and installing new underground water, power and telecommunications infrastructure, building demolition works, minor vegetation clearing and fencing. Early works are now complete in preparation for major construction in June 2020.

 

Download a PDF version of the final design

Project update newsletter - May 2020

How will the Maroochydore Road interchange work?

The below traffic flow graphics show how the Maroochydore Road interchange will enable new traffic movements to and from local points of interest.

Download the traffic flow diagram

 
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: bhmip@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 512 211*
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Post:

Bruce Highway Upgrade - Maroochydore Road and Mons Road Interchanges
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 1600
Maroochydore  Qld  4558

Latest news

Construction Underway

Construction will be gearing up onsite with works including the installation of traffic control and construction signage for the safety of motorists and workers.

Over the coming months, the construction team will focus on a number of preparatory works in readiness for bulk earthwork activities.

Targeted vegetation clearing will commence near Eudlo Creek in preparation for the construction of new bridges.

Constructing the new eastern service road is a priority and several crews will be operating simultaneously as works ramp up.

Works on the new roundabout at Chevallum are expected to get underway in July 2020, weather permitting. 

Construction of the new four-lane eastbound bridge at the Maroochydore Road interchange is set to commence later this year.

Completion of the project is expected in late 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Where possible, construction work will be carried out during the day. However, for safety and traffic management reasons, some work will be carried out at night when traffic volumes are low. This will ensure the safety of road users and road workers.

The works will be undertaken during the day between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Intermittent night work will be required between 7pm and 5am, Sunday to Thursday.

Motorists should expect changed traffic conditions and are encouraged to drive accordingly by obeying signage, reduced speed limits and traffic controller directions at all times.

Construction Notice 1 May 2020: Start of works 

Construction Notice 2 May 2020: Vegetation clearing Eudlo Creek

Construction Notice 3 June 2020: Guardrail installation

Construction Notice 3B June 2020: Update - Guardrail installation

Construction Notice 4 July 2020: Vegetation Clearing Chevallum

Traffic info

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Last updated
09 July 2020