Road closure as work progresses on Section D Bruce Highway upgrade

Flood Road at East Deep Creek will be temporarily closed to traffic as construction progresses on the $1 billion Bruce Highway Cooroy to Curra Section D upgrade, Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Llew O’Brien said today.

Traffic management and electronic signs will be in place to assist road users during the closure, which is expected to run from Monday 9 August to Sunday 10 October, weather permitting.

Mr O’Brien said contractors had met with property owners affected by the closure to advise them of the works, and to make arrangements for them to safely access their properties.

“I encourage all drivers to please pay attention to the changed conditions around these works, to be alert to road workers, follow traffic control directions and be courteous to other road users,” Mr O’Brien said.  

“I acknowledge this road closure, and other works to build Section D, will cause some inconvenience to road users, however, this is a vitally important project that will save lives on the Bruce Highway and open up Wide Bay’s economy for future growth.”

The Cooroy to Curra Section D project (Gympie Bypass) is expected to support approximately 576 direct jobs throughout the construction phase and is expected to be complete by mid-2024, weather permitting.

The $1 billion C2CD project is jointly funded with the Australian Government contributing $800 million and the Queensland Government $200 million.