Final section opens at Elimbah

Published 6:00am 5 November 2022

Final section opens at Elimbah
Words by Nick Crockford

The final section of a new southbound Bruce Highway carriageway – between Caboolture and Steve Irwin Way - is now open to traffic.

Southbound traffic has been diverted onto the remaining section of new carriageway between Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163) and Six Mile Creek.

This means two southbound traffic lanes are now open, on new carriageway, along the length of the 11km project.

Wider bridges

Drivers are also travelling over five new, wider and higher southbound bridges at King Johns, Lagoon, Six Mile, Un-named and Beerburrum creeks.

In two weeks, northbound traffic will be diverted onto the new southbound carriageway.

The northbound Pumicestone Road entry ramp and northbound Steve Irwin Way exit ramp (Exit 163) will be realigned, to suit the changed conditions, until late 2023.

The upgraded northbound carriageway will include three 3.5m-wide traffic lanes and five new, higher and more resilient bridges.

Final section opens at Elimbah

Three lanes

Once completed, three lanes will open for both the southbound and northbound traffic.

State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan said more than eight kilometres of steel barriers and 1500 concrete barriers were now in place, more than 550,000 cubic metres of earthworks and rock placement completed and around 140,200 tonnes of asphalt laid.

State Member for Pumicestone Ali King said more than 450 deck units and 3500 metres of piles have been installed at bridges and more than 776,500 hours worked so far.

Joint funding

The $662.5 million Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way project is jointly funded, with the Australian Government committing $530 million and the Queensland Government committing $132.5 million.

The project is expected to be completed in late 2023, weather and construction conditions permitting and is estimated to support an average of 664 direct jobs.

For more information about the project, visit tmr.qld.gov.au/C2SIW.

For live information about traffic changes, go to www.qld.traffic.qld.gov.au or call 13 19 40 or check the QldTraffic app (download for free from the App Store or Google Play).

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