Bruce Highway works complete

A $662.5 million Bruce Highway expansion is complete, following funding from both the Australian and Queensland Governments.

More than 600 workers have worked to deliver 11-kilometres of expanded highway between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.

Interchanges and exit ramps were also improved, and 10 new higher, wider and safer bridges were built to withstand a 1-in-100-year flood.

This was put to the test during heavy rainfall in February 2024, which could have closed the highway at King Johns Creek if the new structure at this location had not been built.

More than 65,000 vehicles travel this section of the Bruce Highway on average each day.

The project is the 466th upgrade delivered on the Bruce Highway.

Sections of the upgraded 11-kilometre roadway have opened progressively to motorists since 2022.

Federal Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Catherine King outlined the importance of investing in the Bruce Highway.

“We’re focused on getting people to their destinations safer and sooner on the Bruce Highway,” Minister King said.

“The Australian and Queensland governments are investing in major infrastructure to improve the capacity and efficiency of our road network.

“Local commuters, heavy vehicle operators and holidaymakers alike are enjoying the benefits as we continue to roll out significant works and plan for future upgrades in South East Queensland.”

The $662.5 million upgrade was jointly funded by Australian and Queensland Governments, to which the Australian Government committed $530 million.

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