First Sod Turned on Caloundra to Sunshine Motorway Upgrade
Works have now commenced on the Caloundra Road to Sunshine Motorway project, expected to deliver 700 jobs over the life of the project.
The $929 million project will increase safety and ease congestion for the 40,000 motorists who use the route daily.
CCF QLD recently held an information session regarding the project, and will continue to keep members informed about the project’s progress.
The project will involve upgrading the Highway from four lanes to six lanes, as well as major upgrades to both the Caloundra Road and Sunshine Motorway interchanges. A new intersection has also been provided at Cunning and Wilson roads for local access, and a revised bridge structure will also be constructed on the Bruce Highway at the Sunshine Motorway interchange. Significantly the Caloundra Road Interchange will be converted to a Diverging Diamond Interchange – a first for any Australian road.
The works will separate long-distance Bruce Highway traffic from local traffic movements, allowing the highway to function as a high-speed, high-volume corridor.
CCF QLD Members, Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte Joint Venture, will initially focus on constructing in areas adjacent to existing roads however motorists should expect a number of changed traffic conditions including speed reductions on the Bruce Highway, Sunshine Motorway, Caloundra Road and Steve Irwin Way. This also includes changed traffic conditions, such as temporary lane closures, on surrounding local roads
Major construction is expected to be completed by late 2020, weather permitting.
For more information visit http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/brucehwycaloundra2sunshinemwy