Milestone reached on the $160M Deception Bay Road interchange

Artist impression of the Bruce Highway Upgrade—Deception Bay Road Interchange. Image: QLD TMR.

The Bruce Highway Upgrade – Deception Bay Road Interchange project in Queensland has reached a major milestone, with the upgraded northbound entry ramp opening to traffic.

The jointly funded, $163.3 million Deception Bay Road interchange project is being delivered as part of the Bruce Highway Upgrade to improve safety, ease congestion and cater for future traffic growth.

The project includes building two new parallel bridges over the Bruce Highway, upgrading two signalised intersections on Deception Bay Road, increasing the length and capacity of existing entry and exit ramps, and providing active transport facilities for people walking and riding.

The existing heavy vehicle weighbridge facility will also be relocated with a new facility accessible via the upgraded interchange.

Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King said the project forms part of the 15-year, $13 billion Bruce Highway Upgrade Program.

“The opening of the upgraded northbound entry ramp is another step towards completing this major upgrade, which will make it safer and quicker for motorists to get home,” she said. “This longer, wider entry ramp includes a new, 90-metre-long bridge over Little Burpengary Creek, and improves connectivity and travel times for motorists heading north.”

State Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the new open ramp opened “seamlessly”.

“As one of Queensland’s busiest highways, the additional capacity and safety this project will provide will be welcomed by locals, tourists and commuters alike,” Bailey said.

The project is jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $130.64 million and the Queensland Government contributing $32.66 million.

Major construction on the $163.3 million, Deception Bay interchange upgrade started in November 2020. Works are on track for completion early next year.

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