Additional Smart Motorways technology to be rolled out on the Bruce Highway

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New traffic management technologies will be installed along a 60-kilometre stretch between Pine River and Caloundra Road, monitoring traffic conditions in real-time.

Ramp signals, variable speed limit and message signs, vehicle detection systems and CCTV cameras will allow agencies to proactively monitor and respond to changing conditions such as crashes, wet weather or heavy traffic conditions.

“As part of our commitment to improving the safety and performance of our national highways, the Australian Government has allocated $84 million towards this project, which is part of the 15-year, $13 billion Bruce Highway Upgrade Program,” says the Federal Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, Catherine King.

Targeted vegetation clearing, site establishment, investigative works and earthworks will also occur at various locations along the project corridor.

Preparations are underway around Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to widen the southbound entry ramp to the Bruce Highway and install a suite of technologies, including ramp signalling, variable speed limit signs and a new shared path across the highway.

The project will install wireless traffic sensors at priority locations along the highway to monitor vehicle travel times, traffic flow and speed. These traffic sensors will provide the coverage and resolution necessary to monitor the highway’s real-time performance.

“Our investment in new technologies keeps cars moving across the state. Not only will this help Queenslanders get home safer and sooner, but we’re also supporting 140 good Queensland jobs, which is fantastic news as our economy continues to boom,” says the Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Mark Bailey. 

Due to the high traffic volumes, most work will be carried out at night to minimise disruptions.

Traffic controllers, reduced speed limits and signs will be in place to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists.

Works are expected to be completed in 2024, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The $105 million Bruce Highway – Managed Motorways Stage 2 – Gateway Motorway to Caloundra Road Interchange project is jointly funded on an 80:20 basis by the Australian and Queensland governments.

Source: Department of Transport and Main Roads

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