The Bruce Highway (Dohles Rocks Road to Anzac Avenue) business case has developed a staged approach to manage increasing traffic demands on this section of the Bruce Highway.Detailed design
Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway upgrades
The department is undertaking integrated planning for the Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway Upgrades in north Brisbane and the Moreton Bay Region.
Each day, around 160,000 vehicles travel between the Moreton Bay Region and north Brisbane on the Gateway Motorway, Bruce Highway and Gympie Arterial Road.
Significant population growth is increasing travel demand through this road corridor, with current traffic levels expected to increase by around 50% by 2041.
These projects are part of an integrated approach to planning for the Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway Upgrades that investigate:
- Gateway Motorway (Bracken Ridge to Pine River)
- Upgrading the Gateway Motorway from Bracken Ridge to Pine River.
- Reconfiguring the existing Gateway Motorway from 6 to 8 lanes between Nudgee and Bracken Ridge.
- Bruce Highway (Gateway Motorway to Dohles Rocks Road)
- Upgrading Bruce Highway between the Gateway Motorway and Dohles Rocks Road.
- Upgrading Gympie Arterial Road between Strathpine Road and Gateway Motorway.
- Bruce Highway (Dohles Rocks Road to Anzac Avenue)
- Stage 1: Delivering extended north-facing ramps on the Bruce Highway from Dohles Rocks Road to Anzac Avenue.
- Future stages: Upgrading the Bruce Highway from Dohles Rocks Road to Anzac Avenue and upgrading the Anzac Avenue interchange.
- Improves safety
- Increases capacity
- Improves network efficiency
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Better road access
- Reduces travel time
- Contributes to economy
- Contributes to regional growth
- Better active transport
Video starts - zoomed out map of north Brisbane area.
Green line depicts project extents - from south: starting at Gateway Motorway at Bracken Ridge, extending north to merge with the Bruce Highway, continuing north on the Bruce Highway through Dohles Rocks Road interchange and north until just south of Anzac Avenue.
- Labels point to key areas of interest along the green line:
- Project section: Gateway Motorway (Bracken Ridge to Pine River)
- Key area: Gateway Motorway – Bracken Ridge curve
- Project section: Bruce Highway (Gateway Motorway to Dohles Rocks Road)
- Key area: Major upgrade at the Gateway Motorway/Bruce Highway/Gympie Arterial Road interchange
- Key area: Dohles Rocks Road exit and entry ramps upgraded
- Directional labels:
- To Brisbane (down)
- To Sunshine Coast (up)
Labels: Benefits (icons):
- Increase capacity and reduce congestion
- Improve safety
- Improve freight efficiency
- Better active transport
Label: Upgrading one of Queensland’s busiest road corridors
Label: Traffic levels to increase by more than 50 per cent in 20 years on the Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway
Zooms to start the ‘flythrough’ at the southern extent of the project
Gateway Motorway at Depot Road - facing northbound.
Moving northbound along Gateway Motorway starting at Depot Road Bracken Ridge, near the Deagon Deviation.
Labels: Gateway Motorway and Deagon Deviation
Label: Additional lanes in both directions (on the Gateway Motorway)
Label: 100km/hr speed limit
Gateway Motorway is lowered as it curves to the left, under the new Bracken Ridge Road overpass and reconfigured interchange.
Around the curve, the widened Gateway Motorway continues west towards the merge with Bruce Highway.
Label: Gateway Motorway is lowered
Label: Bracken Ridge Road over the motorway
Label: Bracken Ridge Road Exit ramp
Label: Bracken Ridge Road
Label: Upgraded Bracken Ridge Road Exit and Entry ramps
Upgraded Bracken Ridge Road entry and exit ramps shown joining Gateway Motorway, on left.
Tinchi Tamba Wetlands (on right of motorway)
Label: Fauna fencing along Tinchi Tamba Wetlands (on right of motorway corridor)
Label: New bridges over Bald Hills Creek.
Label: Potential fauna underpass (shown near Bald Hills Creek corridor)
Label: Wyampa Road
Upgraded Wyampa Road overpass bridge travels over the top of the Gateway Motorway lanes.
Northbound collector-distributor road exit lanes shown on the left of the motorway.
Southbound collector-distributor road lanes enter/merge with motorway on the right.
Top left of screen: orange line depicts future upgrades to the Gympie Arterial Road
Label: Future upgrades Gympie Arterial Road
Label: major interchange upgrade
Flythrough comes into the Gateway Motorway/Bruce Highway/Gympie Arterial interchange
Label: Gateway Motorway priority connection at 100km/hr.
Gateway Motorway merges with the Bruce Highway at ground level.
Northbound collector-distributor road traffic travels on flyover over the Gympie Arterial Road, arcs to the left and then joins/merges to run adjacent to the Bruce Highway, northbound.
Label: Potential fauna overpass
Label: To Gympie Arterial Road
Label: Bruce Highway
Southbound collector-distributor roads are depicted on the right of screen, with exiting traffic joining the Gateway Motorway, curving to the right.
Southbound collector-distributor traffic exiting to Gympie Arterial Road travels on a flyover over the Bruce Highway corridor to merge with the Gympie Arterial Road.
Label: Southbound collector-distributor
Flythrough travels north along the widened Bruce Highway, extending over the Pine River.
Northbound and southbound collector-distributor roads are shown on either side of the Bruce Highway (northbound on left, southbound on right of highway corridor).
Additional bridges are shown over Pine River on either side of Bruce Highway to accommodate the CD roads.
Label: Northbound collector-distributor
A green highlighted line is shown on the right-hand side of the new southbound collector-distributor road, depicting the new shared pathway for pedestrians and bike riders extending north, adjacent to the Bruce Highway road corridor.
Label: Shared path over the Pine River (right hand side-East)
Label: Potential fauna underpass, on northern side of the Pine River. To assist east-west fauna movements under the Bruce Highway corridor.
Flythrough continues north, depicting widened Bruce Highway and additional northbound/southbound collector-distributor roads on either side of the Bruce Highway corridor.
Label: Bruce Highway to Sunshine Coast
Northbound collector-distributor road exits to the left of screen to Dohles Rocks Road.
Label: Collector-distributor exits to Dohles Rocks Road
Southbound collector-distributor road from Dohles Rocks Road enters on the right of the screen.
Label: Dohles Rocks Road entry to collector-distributor.
Flythrough slows to hover at the Bruce Highway - Dohles Rocks Road interchange.
Dohles Rocks Road runs east-west under the Bruce Highway corridor.
Flythrough stops moving - looking north:
Label identifies the start of the Bruce Highway (Dohles Rocks Road to Anzac Avenue) Stage 1 project.
- Label: New extended entry ramp
- Orange line: depicts new entry ramp extending north on Bruce Highway from Dohles Rocks Road.
- Label: New extended exit ramp
- Orange line: depicts new exit ramp extending south from Bruce Highway to meet Dohles Rocks Road.
- Music stops. Branding slides. Australian Government logo and Queensland Government logos.
Have your say
Community consultation for 2023 has closed.
The department would like to thank the community for providing feedback on the recommended planning for Gateway Motorway (Bracken Ridge to Pine River) and Bruce Highway (Gateway Motorway to Dohles Rocks Road).
TMR will continue to engage the community and provide further opportunities for feedback when planning progresses to design and construction. For more information, visit the consultation page.
The community and key stakeholders provided their feedback during community consultation from October to December 2022.
This feedback was considered to inform the development of the three business cases.
The department recognises these upgrades will create changes in the local areas and we are committed to minimising these as much as possible as planning progresses.
Property impacts are expected from the upgrades, and we are engaging with impacted property owners.
There will be impacts on some surrounding wetlands and park areas. We are working to minimise these impacts with local environmental and community groups wherever possible.
Planning is considering potential changes to road traffic noise. This will include identifying possible noise treatment such as noise barriers.
Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway upgrades location map
3 Projects in Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway upgrades
The Bruce Highway (Gateway Motorway to Dohles Rocks Road) project is part of integrated planning for the Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway Upgrades in north Brisbane and the Moreton Bay Region.
The Bruce Highway (Dohles Rocks Road to Anzac Avenue) business case has developed a staged approach to manage increasing traffic demands on this section of the Bruce Highway.
The Gateway Motorway (Bracken Ridge to Pine River) project is part of integrated planning for the Gateway Motorway and Bruce Highway Upgrades in north Brisbane and the Moreton Bay Region.