The multimillion dollar upgrade of the Pumicestone Road Interchange will start in the coming months and take about eighteen months to complete, all part of the targeted improvements being made to the Bruce Highway between Caboolture and Caloundra.
The Interchange is becoming increasingly congested and hazardous as the number of vehicles using it rises to more than 50,000 a day. Plus at 4.5 metres, the clearance beneath the overpass is too low, meaning that bigger trucks are currently required to take a detour.
The fully-Federally funded project will fix these deficiencies.
The package of works will build a new, higher (6.5 metre) overpass over the Highway, lengthen and straighten the on and off-ramps, improve the intersections with local roads and install pedestrian and cycling facilities.
This upgrade is in addition to the new interchange we’re building at the intersection with Roys Road and Bells Creek Road where work will begin in the second half of this year. It will also complement the improvements which will soon be made at the Boundary Road Interchange.
The Pumicestone Road Interchange project is the latest addition to the unprecedented capital works program which this Federal Labor Government is rolling out along the entire length of the Bruce Highway.
Since coming to office in 2007, Federal Labor has committed over $3.3 billion to maintaining and upgrading the Bruce Highway. When compared to the former Howard Government’s record of just $1.3 billion over 12 years, that’s more than twice as much in half the time.