MIL-OSI Australia: Entry ramp opens to Deception Bay Road interchange traffic

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Source: Australian Ministers for Regional Development

The Bruce Highway Upgrade – Deception Bay Road Interchange project has reached another milestone this week with the upgraded northbound entry ramp opening to traffic.

The jointly funded, $163.3 million upgrade will improve the highway with works on track for completion early next year, weather and construction conditions permitting.

The project includes building two new parallel bridges over the Bruce Highway, upgrading two signalised intersections on Deception Bay Road, increasing the length and capacity of existing entry and exit ramps, and providing active transport facilities for people walking and riding.

The existing heavy vehicle weighbridge facility will also be relocated with a new facility accessible via the upgraded interchange.

Major construction on the $163.3 million, Deception Bay interchange upgrade started in November 2020.

The project is jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $130.64 million and the Queensland Government contributing $32.66 million.

For more information, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/bruce-highway-deception-bay-road-interchange.

For up-to-date information on roadworks across the state, visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au, call 13 19 40 or download the app.

Quotes attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:

“The opening of the upgraded northbound entry ramp is another step towards completing this major upgrade, which will make it safer and quicker for motorists to get home.

“This longer, wider entry ramp includes a new, 90-metre-long bridge over Little Burpengary Creek, and improves connectivity and travel times for motorists heading north.

“It is part of the 15-year, $13 billion Bruce Highway Upgrade Program which is aimed at improving safety, flood resilience and capacity along the highway between Brisbane and Cairns.”

Quotes attributable to Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey:

“Having opened the first bridge over the highway in March, the opening of this northbound entry ramp is another huge achievement for the project.

“Motorists can see works are well underway to build the new second bridge over the highway, which will be another major milestone.

“Not only is this project improving the efficiency of the highway, but it is also estimated to support an average of 270 direct jobs over its life when they are needed most.”

MEDIA CONTACTS:

MINISTER KING – NICK BEAVER 0419 709 266

MINISTER BAILEY – COURTNEY THOMPSON 0433 585 570

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