New Northbound Bruce Highway Bridge

New Northbound Bruce Highway Bridge

The Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway (CR2SM) is progressing well. A number of traffic changes are occurring on major and local roads to facilitate ongoing construction works.

During the week commencing Sunday 24 November 2019 (weather permitting), northbound Bruce Highway traffic will be diverted onto a new section of carriageway and bridge over the Sunshine Motorway in Tanawha. This is the first new bridge to be opened as part of works to upgrade the Sunshine Motorway interchange.

These traffic changes will allow for demolition works to begin at the old northbound bridge and for the old highway carriageway to be upgraded in this area.

What to expect

Changes to northbound Exit 194 ramp:
• The northbound Bruce Highway Exit 194 ramp to the Sunshine Motorway will be shortened slightly to facilitate these traffic changes. This means the northbound Exit 194 ramp will be relocated approximately 400m north of the current ramp.
• Motorists are advised to use both traffic lanes on approach to the signalised intersection along the ramp. This will optimise traffic storage capacity and minimise congestion.

Traffic detours and lane closures:

• Prior to the traffic changes, northbound Bruce Highway traffic will be detoured at night. Details of the traffic detours will be displayed on construction signage.
• Temporary lane closures will also occur to allow for pavement works, signage and guardrail installation and line marking.
• Traffic controllers and police will be present to assist motorists if required. Motorists are advised to follow directional signage and allow extra travel time.
• Refer to QldTraffic for further details.
Temporary lighting and audible noise
• Lighting towers will be used to light the area at night. Audible noise from construction activities and heavy machinery can be expected.

Working hours

Both day and night works will be required to complete these works.

The project’s working hours are:
• Night works: Sunday to Thursday, 7pm to 5am.
• Day works: Monday to Saturday, 6am to 6pm.
It is important to note that these activities are dependent on weather conditions.

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