Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway
The Bruce Highway Upgrade Project is a 10-year project, the largest Queensland has seen. The project is aimed at improving safety, flood resilience and capacity for the Bruce Highway between Cairns and Brisbane. Since 2016 we have been working on the Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway Upgrade with the Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte Joint Venture. The $929.3 million project is of major importance as it delivers critical safety benefits, reduces traffic congestion and will meet the strategic needs of the Sunshine Coast region into the future.
The work includes major upgrades to the Sunshine Motorway and Caloundra Road interchanges, including the construction of a Diverging Diamond Interchange, the first of its kind in Australia. Between the two interchanges, the road will be widened to six lanes and a service road will be added for local traffic between Steve Irwin Way and Tanawha Tourist Drive. Over the duration of the project, EPH has contributed scores of trucks to move materials around the site for backfill and have also transported material away from the site to be reused elsewhere.
The Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway Upgrade is expected to finish in late 2020 with the entire Bruce Highway Upgrade Program to conclude in 2022-23. The $8.5 billion investment is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments in an 80:20 split agreement. The highway improvements made between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane will see major reductions in congestion and accidents. It is also an integral part of the Sunshine Coast region’s strategic plan, fostering jobs and preparing for future growth.
Statistics about the project:
Start Date: November 2016
End Date: Late 2020
Estimated Cost: $812.95 split 80:20 between the Federal and State Governments.