Detour on Bruce Highway at Woondum interchange


Work is ramping up on the Cooroy to Curra section of the Bruce Highway upgrades with temporary traffic changes on the highway set to be implemented from August 22.

Department of Transport and Main Roads acting regional director for the Southern Queensland Region, Dereck Sanderson said the work included a detour of soutbound traffic to allow heavy earthmoving machinery to cross the existing Bruce Highway at Woondum.

“The new route will only be operational at night to deliver materials and carry out earthworks near the Woondum interchange,” Sanderson said.

“For safety reasons and due to the lower traffic volumes, the work will be completed at night.

“Southbound Bruce Highway traffic will be detoured onto the Old Bruce Highway at Woondum from August 22 until September 16, between 7pm and 5am, excluding Friday and Saturday.

“The detour will travel about 11 kilometres south along the Old Bruce Highway and exit back onto the existing Bruce Highway at the Traveston interchange.”

Sanderson said the temporary detour works involved installing signs, barriers and ramps, line marking and removing the existing guardrails.

“We strongly encourage motorists to observe the speed limits and road signs, for the safety of all motorists,” he said.

“Road users may experience short delays during the works and we appreciate their patience as we deliver this vital piece of road infrastructure.”

The $1 billion project is jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $800 million and the Queensland Government contributing $200 million.

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