The Cooroy to Curra Section C project delivered 10.5 kilometres of new 4-lane divided highway between Traveston Road, where the previously duplicated Section B ends, to Woondum Road, south of Gympie.
The project scope included:
- new interchange at Woondum Road;
- approximately two kilometres of single carriageway from Woondum Road to connect to the existing Bruce Highway at Woondum;
- construction of bridges over Traveston Creek, Kybong Creek, Cobbs Gully and Jackass Creek; and
- three new bridges over Tandur Road, Woondum Road and at the Woondum ramps.
The Section C project forms part of the 62km Bruce Highway – Cooroy to Curra upgrade. Section C is the third section of the Cooroy to Curra upgrade to be constructed and will join the completed Section B (Federal to Traveston) to the south at the existing Traveston Road interchange.
The project has improved safety for road users by separating local and through traffic on a newly constructed four lane divided highway with wide median, and will provide Q100 (1 in 100 year event) flood immunity.
The project will also assist in maintaining economic productivity, reducing travel times and improving efficiency, route reliability and access to the region.
The Australian Government has committed up to $307.4 million towards the $384.2 million project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.
Major construction commenced in March 2016 and was completed in February 2018.
Traffic was switched onto the new 10.5km 4-lane highway in early November 2017 to allow construction crews to safely work on the final connections between the old and new highways.