Caboolture – Bribie Island Road Upgrade

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is planning sequential upgrades over the next 20 years to ease congestion and improve safety and flood immunity on Caboolture-Bribie Island Road, locally known as Bribie Island Road.

The road will be upgraded to 4 lanes, with a median-divided cross section for its entire length, and will culminate in a new bridge to Bribie Island.

TMR has developed the Bribie Island Road Upgrade Strategy which identifies a program of works to deliver upgrade projects sequentially on Caboolture-Bribie Island Road. 

As projects are progressed, consultation with key stakeholders and the community will be undertaken. 

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Reduces travel time
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • Improves safety and reliability.
  • Eases congestion. 
  • Improves traffic flow for motorists.
  • Improves flood immunity.
     

Funding

The Australian and Queensland governments had previously committed $30.4 million to progress priority upgrades - $20 million from the Australian Government and $10.4 million from the Queensland Government.

The Queensland Government has committed a further $17.95 million, bringing the current total investment for upgrades to Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to $48.35 million.

The Australian Government has announced a further $10 million contribution to the project in the 2021/2022 Federal budget.

Total investment
$58.35 million
Australian Government
$30 million
Queensland Government
$28.35 million

Current status

Construction for the Old Toorbul Point Road intersection upgrade is underway and expected to be complete in late 2021, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Planning for the duplication of Caboolture-Bribie Island Road between Old Toorbul Point Road and Saint Road, including signalisation of the Volz Road intersection, is complete. 

Community consultation for this project is underway, with design work scheduled to begin on completion of consultation.

Project map

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Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Old Toorbul Point Road intersection

Investment ID 1158882

The first upgrade being delivered as part of the strategy is the Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Old Toorbul Point Road intersection upgrade. Funding of $10.4 million was allocated for this upgrade, with construction nearing completion. 

The upgrade will improve safety, capacity and reduce peak hour congestion currently experienced at the intersection.

The project includes traffic signal installation, constructing additional lanes on the Caboolture-Bribie Island Road approaches (2 lanes for each intersection approach in addition to left and right-turn lanes), installing a signalised pedestrian crossing of Caboolture-Bribie Island Road, on-road bike lanes and bus stops on both sides of Caboolture-Bribie Island Road.

Traffic has been diverted to the newly constructed and temporary side-track lanes on Old Toorbul Point Road to allow for reconstruction of the existing lanes. 

The final stage of works being undertaken on the southern side of Caboolture-Bribie Island Road includes strengthening and resurfacing the existing road, as well as installing the new traffic signals. 

Old Toorbul Point Road to Saint Road 
Investment ID 1158882

The next identified priority is the section between Old Toorbul Point Road and Saint Road. This upgrade will include duplication of the existing traffic lanes to a 4 lane, dual carriageway and intersection upgrades in line with the 20-year strategy for the corridor.

Planning for this duplication, including the signalisation of the Volz Road intersection, is now complete. The design phase will commence after community consultation has been held. Construction is scheduled to start in the 2022/23 financial year, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Caboolture-Bribie Island Road, Hickey Road to King Johns Creek

Investment ID 1763137 (business case) and 1779573 (implementation)

The Queensland Government is developing a business case for the subsequent priority upgrade for Caboolture-Bribie Island Road – the duplication of Hickey Road to King Johns Creek. The scope of this project will be determined upon completion of the business case. The Australian Government has committed $20 million to this upgrade.

Bribie Island bridge planning

Investment ID 1862714

Queensland Government funding of $4 million has committed to progress planning and design activities for a new Bribie Island bridge.

Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Regina Avenue Road upgrade

Investment ID 1810346

In addition to the other upgrades planned for Caboolture-Bribie Island Road, the Queensland Government has committed $3 million to upgrade the Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Regina Avenue intersection at Ningi. This project is not an identified priority in the Bribie Island Road Upgrade Strategy.

Additional funding to progress future upgrades will be considered against other transport infrastructure priorities across the state.