January 9, 2023

As works continue on the $1 billion Gympie bypass, temporary road closures and detours will be in place at two bridge sites in 2023.

Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien is advising that there will be a temporary road closure for Randwick Road, East Deep Creek traffic in the new year.

“This temporary closure is required for the construction of the two bridges carrying the new Bruce Highway over Randwick Road, and to upgrade a 150m section of Randwick Road which is under the new bridge area, at East Deep Creek,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Access for residents, postal, and waste services will continue to operate for properties located on Randwick and Leeann roads, west of the North Coast Rail line.”

“There will also be a temporary road closure of Gympie Connection Road at Victory Heights.”

This temporary closure is required to continue construction of the new Gympie Interchange to carry the new Bruce Highway alignment over Gympie Connection Road, and to upgrade a section of Gympie Connection Road between the North Coast Rail Line and the intersection with Ascot and Old Goomboorian roads at Victory Heights.

To complete these works, Gympie Connection Road will be closed to through traffic between Tin Can Bay Road and Browns Road, and Randwick Road traffic will be detoured via East Deep Creek and Williams Roads at East Deep Creek from 6am on Tuesday 10 January 2023 to Saturday 29 April 2023.

“The current works, Section D, which is the four lane 26 Kilometre realignment of the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Curra is set to open in mid-2024 and will bypass Gympie, eliminating eight sets of traffic lights,” Mr O’Brien said.

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


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