Speeds reduced at Bruce Highway works

RACQ has urged motorists to pack their patience and expect reduced speeds, changed traffic conditions and congestion on the Bruce Highway as work began on the $163.3 million upgrade of the Deception Bay Road Interchange.

Image: Department of Transport and Main Roads 

The Courier Mail reported construction would start on two new bridges in the coming months and signalised intersections on Deception Bay Road would also be upgraded. 

RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said the works would significantly improve congestion and safety for commuters when complete. 

“We’re also welcoming new infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists to allow them to safely cross the Bruce Highway at Deception Bay Road,” Dr Michael said. 

“But there will be some short-term pain for long-term gain, as these works are expected to be ongoing until 2023 and will impact traffic flow on the Bruce Highway.  

“So expect changed traffic conditions during construction and prepare for speed limits to be reduced to 80 kilometres per hour around the project site. 

“It’s also a good idea to allow yourself some extra travel time if you’re travelling through the area and check RACQ Road Conditions before you set off.”