Motorists to have say on stage two of Bruce Highway Western Alternative

Published 2:45pm 29 July 2022

Motorists to have say on stage two of Bruce Highway Western Alternative
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Motorists and residents are being urged to have their say on stage two of a major new transport corridor in the Moreton Bay region, west of the Bruce Highway.

Two options are being presented for both the northern and southern sections of the alignment, between Moorina and Narangba, which will increase capacity across the network and reduce congestion and long-term reliance on the Bruce Highway.

This section is about 15 kilometres and located west of the fast-emerging communities of Kinma Valley and Morayfield South.

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the “future western alternative to the Bruce Highway will be a key connector for all those who travel between Brisbane and the Moreton Bay Region”.

“With growing population pressures across the Moreton Bay region, an alternative road to the west of the Bruce Highway will boost the capacity of the transport network, reduce congestion and future proof the Moreton Bay lifestyle,” Mr Bailey said.

"Community consultation is an important part of major projects like this to ensure we are delivering the best outcome for residents.

“I encourage locals to have a look at the plans, jump online to provide feedback or drop into one of the face-to-face sessions.”

Motorists to have say on stage two of Bruce Highway Western Alternative

Have your say

Community members can jump online to have their say on the proposed road by visiting the Department of Transport and Main Road website.

A number of community drop-in sessions will be held throughout the region over the coming fortnight.

These include:

Session 1: Tuesday, August 9 from 3pm-6pm at the Upper Caboolture Farmers Assembly Hall.

Session 2: Thursday, August 11 from 2.30pm-5.30pm at the Burpengary Community Hall.

Session 3: Saturday, August 13 from 10am-1pm at the Narangba Community Hall.

Project overlook

This project forms part of the $20 million North Brisbane Bruce Highway Western Alternative project with $10 million each committed by the Australian and Queensland governments.

The future Bruce Highway Western Alternative will be about 60 kilometres and connect Steve Irwin Way, Beerburrum with northern Brisbane.

It is being planned in stages.

The stage one corridor has been identified from Moodlu to Moorina within the Caboolture West development area.

Stage two from Moorina to Narangba is the subject of the current community consultation.

Determining a preferred alignment and locations for future interchanges is critical to support future growth in the area.

Planning for stage three from Narangba to Kallangur, and stage four from Beerburrum to Moodlu, will be progressed when stage two has been finalised.

Transport and Main Roads will keep the community informed on planning and consultation for these stages.

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