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Bruce Highway (Tinana interchange) upgrade

Overview:

The project involves upgrading the Bruce Highway interchange at Tinana to improve safety and traffic efficiency.

Location:

Bruce Highway at Tinana, about 5km southwest of Maryborough.

Completion:

The new interchange is expected to be operational in August 2017, weather permitting. Traffic signals at the Gympie Road and Iindah Road intersection are expected to be installed by early 2018. 

Benefits:

The project will improve safety and operational efficiency and support future growth in the Fraser Coast.

Supplier:

Georgiou Group.

Funding:

$38 million ($7.6 million state, $30.4 million federal)

Regions:
Wide Bay Burnett Region

Project info

The Bruce Highway (Tinana interchange) project involves:

  • constructing a northbound off-ramp to provide a left-hand diverge and provide a new overpass structure with both through lanes of highway traffic travelling under the new overpass
  • relocating the Three Mile Road intersection about 300m south of its current location to accommodate the new northbound off-ramp and maintain safe turning movements at the intersection
  • removing the southbound off-ramp to Gympie Road due to poor geometry and constructing a new southbound off-ramp to Iindah Road to cater for southbound traffic
  • upgrading the existing southbound on-ramp to improve the merge with the highway by constructing a longer acceleration lane and improving visibility
  • incorporating a wide centre line treatment to provide greater separation of opposing directions of traffic.

The project also includes installing traffic signals at the Gympie Road and Iindah Road West intersection at Tinana. Dedicated right-turn lanes will be provided on Gympie Road to improve traffic efficiency. All pedestrian movements will be controlled by the signals which can be activated by push buttons. Pram ramps will be installed and will include tactile ground surface indicators to assist the visually impaired. Traffic signals are expected to be operational in early 2018. 

Community info

Bruce Highway traffic switch

Bruce Highway traffic was switched to a temporary detour on Three Mile Road West on Wednesday (18 January) as part of the Tinana interchange upgrade. The detour begins about 300 metres south of the existing Three Mile Road West intersection and continues until just south of the Iindah Road West overpass.

As part of the switch, access between the Bruce Highway and Gympie Road was closed to give the project team access to build the new interchange and highway.

A signed detour to access Maryborough and Hervey Bay via Alice Street is in place, about 5 kilometres north of the existing Tinana interchange – a state-controlled road built to carry higher traffic volumes and larger vehicle types. Southbound motorists accessing Maryborough can use Alice Street or the new off-ramp that has been constructed and opened at Iindah Road West.

The posted speed limit of the detour along Three Mile Road West is 60km/h. It will serve as the Bruce Highway until the new interchange is opened to traffic. 

Information flyers

Project officers remain in close contact with residents in close proximity to the works about the construction of the project and associated impacts. 

Community members are also encouraged to register for free electronic or SMS project updates during construction using the contact details below.

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Contact details

Email: bundaberg.office@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1300 728 390 (Check with your service provider for call costs)
Post: Locked Bag 486, Bundaberg Qld 4670
Last updated
11 July 2017