Bruce Hwy cross-overs to be closed over safety concerns


Government to close three median cross-overs on Bruce Highway over safety concerns

August 9, 2011

The Queensland Government will close three median cross-overs on the Bruce Highway over safety concerns, but motorists have been promised a multi-million dollar upgrade as a long-term solution.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese says planning and design works are underway for a new interchange in the vicinity of the Roys Road and Bells Creek intersections on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The decision to close the cross-overs follow calls from the Queensland Police Service to address the high crash rates and recommendations from the Australian Road Research Board.

Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace says the median cross-overs will be closed from next week to prevent motorists from crossing or turning right onto the Bruce Highway.

"Closing the median cross-overs will provide an immediate interim solution to addressing the road toll and reducing the serious injuries in road crashes at these spots," he says.

"Motorists who use these crossing points should now use alternative routes via Johnston Road, Steve Irwin Way or the Caloundra Road Interchange."



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