Bruce Highway Upgrade—Deception Bay Road Interchange
The Deception Bay Road interchange project is being delivered as part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade to improve safety, ease congestion and cater for future traffic growth.
- Improves safety
- Improves network efficiency
- Increases traffic flow
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Reduces interchange queuing
- Better road access
- Contributes to economy
- Increases capacity
- Reduces travel time
- Better active transport
- Improves ride quality
- Providing 2 new parallel bridges over the Bruce Highway and removing the existing 2-lane bridge.
- Upgrading 2 signalised intersections on Deception Bay Road, 1 immediately west of the interchange at Old Gympie Road, and 1 immediately east of the interchange at Eastern Service Road.
- Increasing the length and capacity of existing on and off ramps.
- Providing active transport facilities for pedestrians and bike riders, through the provision of on road cycle lanes and a dedicated off road shared path (pedestrian and cycle path) providing a safe connection for bike riders to cross the Bruce Highway.
The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 (federal:state) basis
- Total investment
- $163.3 million
- Australian Government
- $130.64 million
- Queensland Government
- $32.66 million
The major construction contract has been awarded to BMD Constructions Pty Ltd. Construction started in early November 2020 with completion expected in early 2023, weather and construction conditions permitting.
What to expect
Partial lane closures, traffic controllers, temporary detours, reduced speed limits and road signage will be in place during construction to ensure the safety of motorists and road workers. Road users may experience minor delays during these works and are encouraged to drive to the changed traffic conditions, observe construction signage and follow the directions of traffic controllers.
For real time information on road closures, traffic conditions and travel times on the Bruce Highway, call 13 19 40, visit www.QLDTraffic.qld.gov.au or check the QLDTraffic App (download for free for the App Store or Google Play).
Construction works will be completed during the day whenever possible. Due to the nature of the works and the proximity to live traffic, a number of construction activities will need to be completed at night when traffic volumes are lower. This will ensure the safety of motorists and workers.