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

Overview:

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is widening the 11km stretch of the Bruce Highway from a 4 lane to a 6 lane divided carriageway between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road Interchange to Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163). This will include upgrading creek crossings to improve flood immunity at Lagoon, King Johns, Six Mile, Unnamed and Beerburrum Creeks.

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.

Location:

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

Benefits:

This upgrade will:

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

TMR has finalised the design for this project. Key features include:

  • 2 extra lanes (1 in each direction) between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road Interchange and Steve Irwin Way Interchange (Exit 163)
  • 110km/h posted speed north of D'Aguilar Highway and 100km/h posted speed to the south
  • 3.5m traffic lanes with 3m shoulders and flatter batters or barriers as required
  • new 3 lane bridges built to withstand a 1-in-100-year flood for northbound and southbound carriageways at all 5 creek crossings
  • new 4 lane northbound bridge at Lagoon Creek and the southbound bridge at Beerburrum Creek to allow for current and future ramps
  • modifying the Caboolture-Bribie Island Road interchange to reduce southbound weaving and allow for ramp metering 
  • northbound exit ramp separation for Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and D'Aguilar interchange into 2 consecutive exit ramps
  • minor changes to existing interchanges at Pumicestone Road and Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163)
  • provision for Smart Motorways. 

Download a PDF of the final design layouts.

TMR will deliver the project as 2 separate Transport Infrastructure Contracts.

Contract 1 – Caboolture-Bribie Island Road Interchange to Pumicestone Road Interchange is planned to start construction late 2020.

Contract 2 – Pumicestone Road Interchange to Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163) Interchange is planned to start construction mid-2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.

This project is a major highway upgrade with construction expected to take at least three years to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Community info

What's happening now?

An Early Works program to relocate public utility services such as water, power and telecommunications infrastructure is currently underway and scheduled to run to August 2020. It is anticipated that these works will be finished before major construction starts, if weather and construction conditions permit. 

Motorists may experience minor delays and should drive to the changed traffic conditions, obeying signage, reduced speed limits and traffic controller directions at all times.

To receive updates about this project, subscribe here or please register your contact details by emailing brucehwyc2siw@tmr.qld.gov.au or phone the project team on 1800 430 800.

Publications

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is committed to implementing the 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.

Newsletters 

Contact details

Email: brucehwyc2siw@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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Last updated
09 July 2020