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Works wrap up on $662.5M Bruce Highway expansion

Works are now complete on an 11 kilometre, $662.5 million expansion of the Bruce Highway in Queensland.

Works are now complete on an 11 kilometre, $662.5 million expansion of the Bruce Highway in Queensland.

Over 600 workers delivered the expansion between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast (Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163) Elimbah), which also includes improvements to interchanges and exit ramps, as well as 10 new higher, wider and safer bridges that were built to withstand a one-in-100-year flood event.

More than 65,000 vehicles (average) travel this section of the Bruce Highway each day. The project is the 466th upgrade delivered on the Bruce Highway. Sections of the upgraded 11-kilometre roadway have opened progressively to motorists since 2022.


 

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The $662.5 million upgrade was jointly funded by the Federal and Queensland governments, to which the Federal Government committed $530 million.

Member for Pumicestone Ali King said the announcement of the completion of works will be welcome news for the thousands of motorists who use the Bruce every day.

“Extra lanes on this section of the Bruce will be a game changer for locals – this will help ease congestion and provide a quicker, safer journey for commuters and travellers now and well into the future,” King said.

The project is part of a suite of major upgrades to the Bruce Highway on the Sunshine Coast being delivered in partnership between the Federal and Queensland governments.

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