May 9, 2024

Work on the Gympie bypass (Cooroy to Curra Section D) is approaching completion with the Department of Transport and Main Roads giving the project an expected opening date of late 2024.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien has advised that further night works will be undertaken on the current highway at Woondum next week to enable road surfacing and line marking work to take place.

On Sunday 12 May and Sunday 19 May 2024, southbound traffic on the Bruce Highway between the Woondum and Traveston interchanges will be detoured via the Old Bruce Highway from 6pm to 6am (weather and construction conditions permitting).

“I encourage all motorists to drive to the changed conditions, follow the directional signage, and allow extra travel time,” Mr O’Brien said.

“In 2018 the former Coalition Government allocated the $800 million for the Gympie bypass because the Cooroy to Curra section of the Bruce Highway was rated as one of the deadliest along our national highway.”

“Section D, which is the four lane 26 kilometre realignment of the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Curra will bypass Gympie, eliminating eight sets of traffic lights,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The Bruce Highway will then be a flood proof four-lane divided highway from Brisbane to north of Gympie, which will reduce travel time, improve safety, and increase freight efficiency.


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