May 27, 2013

Pumicestone Road Interchange upgrade to begin next month

Acciona Infrastructure Australia has been selected to deliver the upgrade of the increasingly congested and hazardous Pumicestone Road Interchange, clearing the way for work to begin next month.

Expected to be completed within eighteen months, this fully-Federally funded $96.1 million project is part of the targeted improvements being made to the Bruce Highway between Caboolture and Caloundra.

The Interchange is already used by more than 50,000 vehicles a day. Plus the clearance beneath the existing overpass is too low, forcing bigger trucks to make lengthy detours.

The project will build a new, higher overpass over the Highway, lengthen and straighten the on and off-ramps, improve the intersections with local roads as well as install pedestrian and cycling facilities.

This upgrade is in addition to the new interchange to be built at the intersection with Roys Road and Bells Creek Road, with this work scheduled to begin later this year. It will also complement the improvements which will soon be made at the Boundary Road Interchange.

See attached map.

Along the entire length of the Bruce Highway this Federal Labor Government is rolling out an unprecedented capital works program. Since coming to office in 2007, we have committed $5.7 billion to maintaining and upgrading this vital road, which is more than four times what the Howard Government spent during their twelve long years in office.

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Bruce Highway—Caboolture to Caloundra

Bruce Highway - Caboolture to Caloundra