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Traffic management changes as Bruce Highway upgrades continue

A series of traffic management technologies are being rolled out along a 60-kilometre stretch of the Bruce Highway, as upgrade works continue.

The Smart Motorways technology is being implemented between the Pine River and Caloundra Road – with ramp signals, variable speed limit and message signs and vehicle detection systems being put into play.

CCTV cameras will also be used to monitor and respond to changing conditions such as crashes, wet weather or heavy traffic conditions in real time.

“This system has been a great success in places like the M1, the Gateway Motorway and here on the Bruce Highway,” said State Member for Kurwongbah Shane King.

“The installation complements the other works taking place right now, like the Deception Bay interchange upgrade and widening works right through from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast.”

Preparations are currently underway around Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to widen the southbound entry ramp to the Bruce Highway and install ramp signalling, variable speed limit signs and a new shared path across the highway.

The project will install wireless traffic sensors at priority locations along the highway to monitor vehicle travel times, traffic flow and speed.

Due to the high traffic volumes, most work will be carried out at night to minimise disruptions.

Traffic controllers, reduced speed limits and signs will be in place.

A series of works between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way are also progressing.

From next week, drivers heading south on the Bruce Highway will be realigned on to a new, wider road between Six Mile Creek and Pumicestone Road.

The opening of the realigned Steve Irwin Way southbound entry ramp to the Bruce Highway will also take place shortly. Once the project is complete, the new ramp will flow directly to an additional third lane of the highway.

The latest two upgrades along this stretch follow the switch of northbound Bruce Highway traffic onto the new southbound carriageway between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Pumicestone Road, which took place last week.

Temporary diversions will be in place until early 2023 to allow for works to begin on building three northbound lanes and two bridges.

The $662.5 million Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163) is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government.

This project will widen the 11km stretch of the Bruce Highway from four to six lanes between Caboolture-Bribie Island Road and Steve Irwin Way (Exit 163).

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