Caboolture-Bribie Island Road new ramp arrangement imminent

DRIVERS can expect the Caboolture-Bribie Island Road southbound entry ramp arrangement to be open for use early this year on the Bruce Highway, to improve congestion and manage incidents.

The new ramp arrangement will use Smart Motorways technologies, which aims to improve safety, reduce stop-start travel and provide more accurate travel times.

Using this new technology, ramp signals will be used to open four traffic lanes on the ramp during peak driving times or to respond to incidents on the road network between Caboolture and Bribie Island.

Powered by Smart Motorways technology, ramp signals will be activated to open four traffic lanes on the ramp during high demand periods or in response to incidents on the road network.

The addition of two new outside lanes on the ramp will provide greater storage capacity to help manage traffic entering the highway.

These lanes will be available for temporary use when the overhead sign is displaying a speed limit and when the ramp signals are not in use, the ramp will revert to two-lane operations.

The new ramp arrangement is being delivered as part of the Bruce Highway – Pine River to Caloundra Road Smart Motorways Stage 2 (SMS2) project.

The $105 million project is jointly funded, with the Australian Government contributing $84 million and the Queensland Government contributing $21 million. The investment is estimated to support an average of 140 direct jobs over the life of the project.

Design layouts and a project visualisation are available at: www.tmr.qld.gov.au/projects/bruce-highway-pine-river-to-caloundra-road-smart-motorways-stage-2.

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