Drivers heading south on the Bruce Highway will be realigned onto a new, wider road between Six Mile Creek and Pumicestone Road in the next week.
Another milestone is soon to follow, with the opening of the realigned Steve Irwin Way southbound entry ramp to the Bruce Highway to take place shortly.
Once the project is complete, the new ramp will flow directly to an additional third lane of the highway, greatly improving safety and traffic flow.
These two milestones follow the switch of northbound Bruce Highway traffic onto the new southbound carriageway between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Pumicestone Road, which took place last Friday (7 July 2022).
The temporary diversion will be in place until early 2023 and allows for works to begin on building three northbound lanes and two bridges.
The $662.5 million Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163) is jointly funded, with the Australian Government committing $530 million and the Queensland Government committing $132.5 million.
This project will widen the 11km stretch of the Bruce Highway from four to six lanes between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163).
It is expected to be completed in late 2023, weather and construction conditions permitting, and will support an average of 664 direct jobs over its life.
For more information, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/C2SIW.
For up-to-date information on road works and conditions, visit www.qld.traffic.qld.gov.au, call 13 19
Source: Queensland Government Media Release
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