Highway upgrade requires temporary diversion


NORTHBOUND traffic on the Bruce Highway will be temporarily diverted on the southbound carriageway as part of the Maroochydore Road and Mons Road Interchanges project.
From Thursday night traffic will be diverted on the highway for about for about 500 metres.
The Maroochydore Road and Mons Road interchanges are being upgraded with new two-way service roads on both sides of the highway for local traffic as part of the $301.25 million project.
“This project is part of the 15-year, $13 billion Bruce Highway Upgrade Program which aims to improve safety, flood resilience and capacity along the highway between Brisbane and Cairns. It is the largest infrastructure program in Queensland,” Transport and Main Roads North Coast Regional Director Scott Whitaker said.
Mr Whitaker said the traffic switch would enable major drainage to be installed under the northbound carriageway of the highway.
Motorists will still be able to use Exit 210 to access the Maroochydore Road interchange and access to local businesses will be maintained.
Mr Whitaker said this change was in addition to the traffic switch already in place for southbound highway motorists using a completed section of the eastern service road over Eudlo Creek.
“These two traffic switches allow highway traffic to keep flowing while we complete major works and the changes will remain in place until mid-year, weather permitting,” he said.
To minimise disruptions to motorists and traffic flow, a combination of day and night works will be underway.
Traffic controllers, temporary lane closures and reduced speed limits will be in place to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists.

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