Bruce Highway—Wide Bay Highway intersection upgrade

The Bruce Highway and Wide Bay Highway intersection has been upgraded to install a roundabout at the intersection. Additional roadside improvements were also completed along the Bruce Highway between Meadows Lane and the Wide Bay Highway and upgrades at the Spring Valley Road intersections.

A detailed options assessment confirmed that a roundabout solution would best address safety and capacity issues. The roundabout incorporates a single circulating lane and single-lane approaches and departures. The diameter of the roundabout is approximately 50 metres and  an approach speed limit of 60 km/h has been implemented along with other appropriate speed reduction treatments such as warning signage, to maintain safety and ensure compliance.

The roundabout will provide significant safety benefits by slowing down through traffic and reducing the number of simultaneous conflict points. The roundabout will also significantly reduce the risk and impact of T-bone (side impact) crashes, which have a higher potential of causing death or serious injury.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Better road access

Key features

  • Construction of a roundabout at the Bruce Highway – Wide Bay Highway intersection
  • Intersection and signage improvements between the Meadows Lane and Wide Bay Highway intersections
  • Intersection upgrade at Spring Valley Road (south)

Funding

 

Total investment
$16.6 million
Australian Government
$13.7 million
Queensland Government
$2.9 million