11 Mar Bruce Highway Upgrade – Sunshine Motorway to Maroochydore Road
To enable this growth to occur smoothly the Sunshine Coast Council is looking at the construction of major transport projects between the Sunshine Motorway and Maroochydore Road. This map provided by the Sunshine Coast Council outlines these projects.
Whilst all of these projects would be highly beneficial to the “Chevallum Industrial Park”, it is project 6 that has a direct and highly positive impact on the estate, extracts from the Department of Transport web site outlines as follows:
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has completed early planning to determine future upgrade needs for the Bruce Highway between the Sunshine Motorway and Maroochydore Road. The planning identifies a long-term solution to meet future traffic growth, reduce traffic congestion and improve safety and flood immunity. The plan shows an additional exit ramp to be constructed and a new roundabout providing direct access to Chevallum Road from the Bruce Highway.
Key features of the preferred option include:
- a new wider eastbound bridge over the Bruce Highway
- traffic signals at the Maroochydore Road/Nambour Connection Road roundabout
- connecting the Mons Road and Maroochydore Road interchanges via service roads east and west of the Bruce Highway
- relocating the northbound off ramp at Mons Road further south to remove the safety issue where the existing ramp crosses Chevallum Road
- reconfiguring the interchange ramps to meet current standards and eliminate the current safety issue associated with weaving between the closely spaced interchanges.
- a roundabout at the intersection of Rainforest and Chevallum Roads to improve safety and efficiency and to accommodate the relocated Bruce Highway off ramp.
Benefits of the updated preferred option include:
- improved efficiency and capacity of the transport network
- the ability to address current and emerging safety issues
- separation of local and regional traffic, which will improve safety and efficiency.
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