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Bruce Highway Smart Motorways Stage 2 Pine River to Caloundra Road

Overview:

The Bruce Highway Smart Motorways Stage 2 project will deliver Smart Motorways technologies (collectively referred to as Intelligent Transport Systems) on the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and Caloundra Road.

Location:

The 60km Bruce Highway link between the Pine River and Caloundra Road.

This project will complement similar technology operating southbound on the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and Uhlmann Road.

Completion:

The business case is scheduled to be completed in mid-2020. Construction is planned to start from early 2022.

Benefits:

When constructed, Smart Motorways Stage 2 will:

  • provide more reliable travel times for motorists, particularly during peak periods
  • provide safer and easier merging conditions for motorists entering the highway
  • improve safety by proactively managing speed limits to align with road conditions
  • improve traffic flow and safety by proactively adjusting the number and spacing of vehicles entering the highway
  • provide real-time travel information to motorists
  • optimise the performance and capacity of the highway.
Funding:

Funding of $105 million has been committed for Smart Motorways Stage 2 from the Australian ($84 million) and Queensland ($21 million) governments under an 80:20 funding arrangement as outlined in the Queensland transport and Roads Investment Program 2019-20 to 2022-23.

Project info

The Bruce Highway Smart Motorways Stage 2 project will deliver Smart Motorways technology along the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and Caloundra Road.

Smart Motorways technologies include:

  • ramp signals at highway entry ramps to space traffic entering the highway and balance traffic demands with capacity
  • variable speed limit signs to notify motorists of speed limit changes in response to an incident or change in road conditions
  • variable message signs to communicate with motorists
  • vehicle detection systems that capture data to enable the operation of Smart Motorways technology
  • CCTV cameras to monitor real-time traffic conditions
  • road weather monitoring stations to identify adverse conditions.

The business case for Smart Motorways Stage 2 is underway and scheduled to be completed by mid- 2020. Construction is expected to start from early 2022.

Smart Motorways technologies were installed southbound on the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and Uhlmann Road in late 2015.

The $34.8 million Stage 1 project was jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments and delivered:

  • ramp metering at five southbound on-ramps at Dohles Rocks Road, Anzac Avenue, Boundary Road, Deception Bay Road and Uhlmann Road
  • variable speed limit signs on the southbound highway lanes between the Pine River and Deception Bay Road
  • associated information, communication and control systems installed in and along the highway.

View a fact sheet about the Stage 1 project.

 

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Community info

Contact details

For further information please:

Email:

northcoast@tmr.qld.gov.au

Phone:

07 5451 7055 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am–5pm)

Post

Bruce Highway Smart Motorways Stage 2
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 1600
Maroochydore Qld 4558

Last updated
09 July 2020