Bruce Highway Upgrade—Deception Bay Road Interchange

We are delivering the Deception Bay Road interchange project as part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade to improve safety, ease congestion and cater for future traffic growth.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces interchange queuing

Key features

Key features of the project include:

  • 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.

Funding

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

Current status

The major construction contract has been awarded to B.M.D. Constructions Pty Ltd. Construction is expected to commence in early October 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.

Traffic management

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). 

Working hours

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.

Bruce Highway Upgrade—Deception Bay Road Interchange

Artist impression of Deception Bay interchange

Bruce Highway Upgrade—Deception Bay Road Interchange: Old Gympie Road and New Settlement Road intersection

Artist impression of Old Gympie Road and New Settlement Road intersection

Bruce Highway Upgrade—Deception Bay Road Interchange: Eastern Service Road intersection