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Bruce Highway (Tinana interchange) upgrade

Overview:

The project involved 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 opened to traffic in August 2017. Traffic signals at the Gympie Road and Iindah Road intersection are expected to be operating by April 2018, weather permitting. 

Benefits:

The project has improved safety and operational efficiency and supports future growth in the Fraser Coast.

Funding:

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

Regions:
Wide Bay Burnett Region

Project info

The Bruce Highway (Tinana interchange) project involved:

  • 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 April 2018, weather permitting.

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
16 November 2017