Roadworks in the Sunshine Coast, easing congestion and creating jobs
Posted on 24 June 2019
The next stage of the Bruce Highway upgrades are ready to take place in the Sunshine Coast. The state budget has budgeted 3.13 billion towards road works over the next four years. This includes an additional $22.8 million investment into the upgrade of the Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchange, potentially creating more than 380 jobs.
“We’ve committed $60.25 million to increase the scope of the Maroochydore Road interchange project to include critical upgrades for Mons Road.
“The interchange upgrade will see a new four-lane, eastbound bridge built over the Bruce Highway at Maroochydore Road to accommodate growth in one of Queensland’s fastest-growing regions,” Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said.
The planned works are to support active transport modes (walking and bike riding) to accommodate for the 800,000 Queenslanders that already choose to ride their bikes each week; and to encourage more people to choose an alternative to driving. This, combined with improved intersections, will hopefully ease traffic congestion during peak hours.
“We expect the Department of Transport and Main Roads to get straight into the upgrade, with tenders going out in coming months ahead of construction next year, coinciding with the start of construction on the highway duplication between Caboolture and Steve Irwin Way,” Mr Bailey said.