Bruce Highway: Maroochydore Road Interchange - Latest News & Updates

Bruce Highway- Maroochydore Road Interchange

Priority Status: Priority Project

State: QLD

City: Sunshine Coast

Suburbs Affected: Maroochydore Road Interchange to Mons Road Interchange

Bruce Highway: Maroochydore Road Interchange Project Plan

Bruce Highway: Maroochydore Road Interchange Cost: $301 million

Federal Funding: $241 million

QLD State Government Funding: $60 million

Project Type: Road - Interchange Upgrades

Bruce Highway: Maroochydore Road Interchange Construction Details

The objectives of the initiative centre on increasing safety and decreasing congestion via the following:

  • implementing improvements at the Maroochydore Road interchange
  • reconfiguring on and off-ramps at Mons Road
  • widening the Mons Road underpass
  • building new service roads along the section

Enhanced connectivity and safety on this key section of the National Land Transport Network for all traffic types add legitimacy to the merits of this project.

Bruce Highway: Maroochydore Road Interchange Jobs & Community Plan

Projected Jobs For Bruce Highway: Maroochydore Road Interchange: 382

The Bruce Highway is a pivotal north-south connection between Cairns and Brisbane along the east coast of Queensland and represents a segment of the National Land Transport Network. Maroochydore Road, a major commuter and tourist road, connects to the Bruce Highway approximately 420 metres north of where Mons Road also connects to the Highway. This too is an important connection for the residents of the suburb of Mons.

Significant congestion is experienced at both interchanges, particularly during peak traffic periods. This is due, in part, to the short distance between the interchanges. The design also results in rapid accelerating and decelerating at the on and off-ramps, which contributes to further traffic issues. As a result, the traffic accident rate in this section is more than double that of the Bruce Highway average.

Bruce Highway: Maroochydore Road Interchange Upgrade Timeline

Bruce Highway: Maroochydore Road Interchange - Construction: Mid 2020

Bruce Highway: Maroochydore Road Interchange - Completion Date: Mid 2022

Bruce Highway: Maroochydore Road Interchange - Timeframe: 0-5 years

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Source: https://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Name/B/Bruce-Highway-Maroochydore-Road-to-Mons-Road, https://infrastructuremagazine.com.au/2020/01/23/unprecedented-road-project-pipeline-underway-in-queensland/

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