16/01/2017

Detour alert for new Tinana interchange construction

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien today advised local motorists of a traffic detour that will occur as part of the construction of the new Bruce Highway Tinana interchange, at Three Mile Road West, Tinana, on 18 January 2017.

“Work on the new Tinana interchange is progressing and as construction moves into the next phase, a detour will be in place to ensure the safe and smooth flow of traffic,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The detour is required until the interchange is completed, which is expected to be around the middle of this year.”

The detour will begin about 300 metres south of the existing Three Mile Road West intersection and continue until just south of the Iindah Road West overpass. The posted speed limit of the detour will be 60km/h.

The temporary detour along Three Mile Road West will serve as the Bruce Highway until mid-2017. Please note that weather, construction and site conditions may affect this work schedule.

The new southbound off-ramp at Iindah Road West will also open on Wednesday 18 January, 2017 to provide southbound traffic access to Maryborough.

As part of the traffic switch, access between the Bruce Highway and Gympie Road will be closed to all traffic.

Northbound motorists can use Alice Street, about five kilometres north of the existing Tinana interchange, to access Maryborough and Hervey Bay. 

Southbound motorists accessing Maryborough can use Alice Street or the new off-ramp at Iindah Road West.

The current detour for residents located on Three Mile Road West via River Road and Iindah Road West will remain in place until the Bruce Highway traffic is switched to Three Mile Road West.

“The new interchange will provide a safer and more welcoming entrance to Maryborough and the Fraser Coast.  When it’s completed the interchange will benefit local motorists, allow for the more efficient movement of freight, and encourage more visitors to come to our region.”

The total project cost is $38 million, with the Australian Government contributing $30.4 million and the State Government $7.6 million.

More information on the Tinana interchange project is available from the website www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Name/B/Bruce-Highway-Tinana-interchange-upgrade