Work to begin on overpass to support larger trucks

Bruce Highway upgrade will include higher overpass to end the need for larger trucks to detour

May 27, 2013

Work on a new overpass on the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane to support larger trucks will begin next month.

The Federal Government announced a June start for the Pumicestone Road Interchange project after Acciona Infrastructure Australia was selected for the job of completing it.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Anthony Albanese says $96.1 million will be spent replacing the existing 4.5 metre-high overpass with one reaching 6.5 metres, lengthening and straightening on and off-ramps, improving the intersections with local roads and installing pedestrian and cycling facilities.

"The interchange is already used by more than 50,000 vehicles a day. Plus the clearance beneath the existing overpass is too low, forcing bigger trucks to make lengthy detours," he says.

The project is expected to take about 18 months to complete and forms part of a package of works on the highway between Caboolture and Caloundra.

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