Deception Bay Road, Bruce Highway to Park Road, duplication planning

The department has developed a preferred planning layout for the future widening of Deception Bay Road from 2 to 4 lanes, between the Bruce Highway and Park Road/Lipscombe Road intersection.

The preferred planning layout shows how future upgrades will improve safety, ease congestion and cater for future traffic growth.

The section between the Bruce Highway and Park Road is the last remaining two-lane section of Deception Bay Road. Duplicating this 3.3km section will provide a seamless transition from the Bruce Highway Upgrade – Deception Bay Road interchange which will be completed in early 2023.


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

Key features

  • Widening Deception Bay Road to provide a four-lane median divided arterial road
  • Fauna overpass across Deception Bay Road
  • Fauna fencing to prevent animals from accessing Deception Bay Road
  • Signalised and upgraded intersections to better manage traffic flows, improve safety and reduce congestion
  • New service roads on the western end to improve safety for people accessing Deception Bay Road
  • Off-road active transport pathways

  • A new signalised pedestrian crossing on Deception Bay Road between Park Road/Lipscombe Road and Tallagon Court to improve safety and accessibility

  • bus stops


    The Queensland Government has committed $1.5 million to planning for this project. Investment ID 1552273

    Total investment
    $1.5 million
    Queensland Government
    $1.5 million

    Current status

    An initial round of community consultation inviting community opinion was conducted during November-December 2021.

    Further consultation inviting community feedback on the preferred planning layout occurred from 28 November 2022 to 11 January 2023.

    TMR would like to thank everyone who provided feedback during the consultation periods. All feedback received will be considered as the planning phase is finalised.

    Although consultation has closed, you can find out more on the Community Consultation page.

    Timeframes for detailed design and construction of this project are not known at this time and will depend on future funding commitments and competing statewide priorities.

    Preferred planning layout

    Deception Bay Road duplication - January 2023

    Planning layout description

    The map shows a 3.3km section of Deception Bay Road from the Bruce Highway to Park Road/Lipscombe Road intersection.  For community consultation, the project area was divided into 2 sections:

    Section 1 – from Bruce Highway to Zammit Street

    Section 2 – from Zammit Street to Park Road.