November 17, 2022

Work on the Gympie Bypass is forging ahead, with night works scheduled to take place on three bridge sites over the next few months.

 Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien said today that the Gympie Bypass is on track to open in 2024, and motorists may experience some minor delays over the next few months while bridge work takes place.

“Section D, the four-lane 26-kilometre Cooroy to Curra realignment and upgrade requires the construction of new bridges, so from late November 2022 to January 2023, motorists may experience detours and minor delays due to the delivery and installation of concrete barriers and girders.”

“This work will be done at night, between 6pm and 6am to minimise disruption”, Mr O’Brien said.

 “It is important that motorists follow the guidance of road crews and observe lowered speed limits through the work sites.”

Night works at East Deep Creek Road between 27 November and 1 December will involve detouring traffic via Randwick and Williams Roads.  This detour is not suitable for heavy vehicles, and trucks will need to be escorted through the closure area and may experience delays of up to 10 minutes.

Concrete bridge girders will also be delivered and installed on Gympie Connection Road at Victory Heights and at Tamaree Creek.

“The former Coalition Government allocated $800 million for the Gympie Bypass in 2018, primarily because the Cooroy to Curra section of the Bruce Highway has consistently been rated as one of the deadliest along our national highway,” Mr O’Brien said.

“More than 11,000 vehicles travel on this part of the
Bruce Highway every day and when completed, Section D will eliminate eight sets of traffic lights and deliver
four lanes to support the safe and efficient movement of cars and trucks, even when
the Mary River floods.”


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