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Bruce Highway Upgrade - Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163)

Overview:

Detailed design is underway to upgrade the Bruce Highway from 4 to 6 lanes between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163).

Location:

Bruce Highway between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163).

Funding:

The $662.5 million project is funded on an 80/20 basis with the Australian Government contributing $530 million and the Queensland Government contributing $132.5 million.

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

Project info

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will widen the 11km stretch of the Bruce Highway from 4 to 6 lanes between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163). This will include upgrading creek crossings to improve flood immunity at Lagoon, King John, Six Mile, Rose and Beerburrum Creeks.

This upgrade will:

  • improve safety, reliability and flood immunity
  • increase highway capacity
  • reduce travel times and congestion
  • raise the highway at flood-prone locations to reduce delays during flooding.

Existing motorway ramps will be upgraded at interchanges to cater for the six-lane configuration. Other safety improvements include shoulder and pavement widening, median and vertical alignment improvements and modifications to the Bruce and D’Aguilar Highway connection.

This project was identified as 1 of 3 priority projects during the planning for future upgrades to the Bruce Highway, between Pine River and Caloundra Road interchange.

Contact details

Email: brucehwycbir2siw@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 430 800*
Post: Bruce Highway Upgrade - Caboolture-Bribie Island to Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163)
Department of Transport and Main Roads
PO Box 1600
Maroochydore Qld 4558
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Community info

To see the key features of the upgrade project, view the layout.

What's happening now?

Preliminary construction activities are currently underway prior to the start of major construction. 

Preliminary construction activities include:

  • Survey and set-out of property boundaries
  • Survey and investigation work to identify and locate underground services such as electricity, water and communications
  • Weed audit and control
  • Geotechnical and pavement investigations within the road alignment
  • Aquatic and terrestrial ecological surveys within the project area
  • Contaminated land investigations
  • Environmental monitoring for baseline and/or pre-construction data
  • Road traffic noise monitoring at various locations within the project zone. 

TMR is currently investigating early work options for the relocation of public utility services including Energex and Telstra cables. It is anticipated that these works may commence early 2020 and be finalised by mid-2020. 

Motorists may observe vegetation clearing along the highway as part of the early works program in early 2020.

Construction is scheduled to start late 2020 and is expected to be completed early 2023, weather conditions permitting.To receive updates about this project, subscribe here or please register your contact details by emailing brucehwycbir2siw@tmr.qld.gov.au or phone the project team on 1800 430 800.

Publications

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is committed to the implementation of sustainability principles for the Bruce Highway Upgrade: Caboolture-Bribie Island Road Interchange to Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163) Interchanges project. This Project Sustainability Statement outlines TMR's commitments for this project.

Last updated
12 December 2019