FURTHER BRIDGE WORKS FOR GYMPIE BYPASS
There will be more nightworks on the $1 billion Gympie bypass during February while the construction of two new bridges takes place.
Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is advising motorists and residents that further night works will take place between Sunday 12 February and Friday 17 February 2023, while the final 20 girders are delivered for the new bridges that will carry the new Bruce Highway alignment over Deep Creek at Victory Heights.
“Delivery of the girders will occur intermittently between 8pm and 6am weather and construction conditions permitting,” Mr O’Brien said today.
When the girders arrive from Brisbane, they will be transported to the Deep Creek bridge site via Brisbane Road, Cootharaba Road, Tin Can Bay Road, and Lockhart Road directly into the project construction corridor.
The girders will be installed during the standard daytime construction hours of 6am and 6pm.
“While nearby residents will be informed, motorists should be made aware of the nightworks and be prepared for potential detours and delays caused by the delivery of these massive girders,” Mr O’Brien said.
“When the Gympie bypass is completed in 2024, motorists will be able to drive from Brisbane to Curra on a double lane divided highway without having to pass through any traffic lights.”
Mr O’Brien renewed his calls for the Bruce Highway to be four laned right through Wide Bay.
“Our communities have been touched too many times by the horror of crashes causing serious injuries and fatalities along this stretch.
“The State Government needs to get cracking on the four lane Tiaro bypass, the section of highway around Curra is in a shocking state, and while reduced speed limits, narrower lanes, speed cameras and fines all have their place they are no substitute for making known dangerous roads safe in the first place,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Four laning the Bruce Highway through Wide Bay with a concrete dividing barrier separating opposing directions of traffic will give everyone the best possible chance of arriving safely at their destination.”