New Bruce Highway service roads open in Forest Glen, Chevallum
The $301.25 million, joint-funded Bruce Highway Upgrade – Maroochydore Road and Mons Road Interchanges project has reached another key milestone, with the new eastern and western service roads set to open in full.
The service roads were partially opened in December, with work continuing to connect Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchanges on the eastern and western sides of the Bruce Highway, removing local traffic and improving access to the local business district.
Both directions of the eastern service road are expected to open in in the coming weeks, between Sandalwood Lane and the BP on Mons Road.
The western service road, known locally as Chevallum Road, will follow, with traffic able to travel in both directions between Mons Road and Leafy Lane.
The new, two-way roads will remove local traffic from the Bruce Highway.
The Maroochydore Road and Mons Road Interchange project also includes active transport links for bike riders and pedestrians through the Maroochydore Road interchange onto the eastern service road.
The Australian Government has contributed $241 million to the project, and Queensland Government provided $60.25 million.
Quotes attributable to Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King:
“The Australian Government is continuing to invest in infrastructure projects to make Queensland roads safer and more efficient.
“This project will significantly increase capacity at the Mons Road and Maroochydore Road interchanges, and, more importantly, remove local traffic from the highway to get motorists home sooner and safer.
“It is part of our long-term partnership to upgrade the Bruce Highway, improving safety, flood resilience and capacity along the highway between Brisbane and Cairns.”
Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Regional Roads, Bruce Saunders:
“The project is moving up a gear, hitting this key milestone, opens access to the new eastern and western service roads in full.
“We’re also delivering major projects like the $663 million Caboolture to Steve Irwin Way Bruce Highway upgrade, the $550 million Beerburrum to Nambour rail upgrade, and the $320 million Mooloolah River Interchange upgrade on the Sunshine Motorway.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton:
“As one of Queensland’s busiest highways, the safety this project will deliver will be welcomed by locals, tourists, and commuters alike to enjoy our great lifestyle.
“The two-way roads will get Forest Glen and Chevallum motorists to their destination sooner and safer with significant improvements delivered in safety and efficiency.
“We appreciate the public’s ongoing patience and cooperation while this important road project is in its final stages.”
- For more information and to register for project updates, visit www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/bruce-highway-maroochydore-road-and-mons-road-interchanges.
- For up-to-date information on road closures and conditions across the state, visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au, call 13 19 40 or download the QldTraffic app.