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Department of Transport and Main Roads

Commercial roadside facilities

What is a commercial roadside facility?

A commercial roadside facility is a facility that provides goods and services (such as fuel, food, beverages and rest facilities) to travellers, in a convenient location. Due to the facilities being in convenient locations, and providing the things drivers needs while on their journey, they encourage drivers to stop and take a break, which improves fatigue management and delivering better road safety outcomes across the state’s roads.

Traveston Commercial Roadside Facility

(Traveston Road Interchange, Bruce Highway)

The department sought offers through an Invitation to Offer process, from parties with demonstrated experience in owning and operating commercial roadside facilities and driver rest areas to design and construct a commercial roadside facilities and driver rest areas on an approximately 6-hectare parcel of land near the Bruce Highway and Traveston Road interchange.

The commercial roadside facility provides goods and services that encourage road users to break their journey and avoid driver fatigue. It will incorporate a driver rest area that is adequately separated from the road and provides facilities which encourage both light and heavy vehicle drivers to achieve effective rest.

Construction was completed in late 2020 with the facility commencing operation of the fuel forecourt, some food and beverage offerings and internal public amenities.

Last updated 10 April 2024