Bruce Highway Planning Project—Pine River to Caloundra Road 

We are delivering a planning project to investigate and prioritise upgrades to the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and Caloundra Road.

The Bruce Highway is a vital artery for Queensland and a nationally-significant freight corridor. That is why the Queensland Government, together with the Australian Government, is delivering the 15-year, $12.6 billion Bruce Highway Upgrade Program.

We are delivering this high-level planning project as part of this investment.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Reduces interchange queuing
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy

Key features

Future upgrades on the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and Caloundra Road.

Funding

The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments on an 80:20 basis.

Total investment
$10 million
Australian Government
$8 million
Queensland Government
$2 million

Current status

Preliminary planning has been completed for the majority of the 60km stretch of the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and Caloundra Road. At this stage we are still planning for the final 10km section of the Bruce Highway between Deception Bay Road and Caboolture-Bribie Island Road which is expected to be completed in late 2020.

Project update

The planning has guided investment decisions for the Australian and Queensland governments with funding committed to deliver the following priority upgrades:

  • $105 million to install Smart Motorways technology from the Pine River to Caloundra Road, with construction expected to start early 2022. 
  • $150 million to upgrade the Deception Bay Road interchange, with the construction contract expected to be awarded by September 2020.
  • $662.5 million to upgrade and widen the Bruce Highway from four to six lanes between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163),with the construction contract expected to be awarded by late 2020.