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Responsible Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Proposal Stage of Development: Preliminary Business Case Underway
Building Queensland Role: Assisting with Preliminary Business Case
Planned Stage End Date: Q4 2017
Estimated Cost of Delivery: To be determined*
Date of Publication: June 2017 (for period 4 December 2016 – 3 June 2017)

NEED

The existing section of the Bruce Highway from Pine River to Caloundra Road lacks capacity to accommodate current morning and afternoon peak demand, resulting in congestion and an increase in motor vehicle incidents. The section of the Bruce Highway between Caboolture and Steve Irwin Way is also prone to flooding.

PROPOSAL

The proposal for the 60-kilometre section of the Bruce Highway from Pine River to Caloundra Road is likely to be progressed as a number of packages. Flood mitigation, road safety and capacity improvements will be investigated for this section of the highway.

A number of options will be considered across the packages including non-infrastructure solutions for existing assets, improvements to existing assets such as flood immunity and new assets such as additional lanes.

Each package is expected to:

  • improve transport system reliability and efficiency
  • improve safety outcomes through a reduction in the number and severity of crashes on the highway
  • improve flood immunity
  • support economic growth in the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay regions by more efficient transport.

NEXT STEPS

Complete Preliminary Business Case

* An estimate will be provided once the proposal has been developed further, as the project may be split into smaller packages of work.