Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development print logo Building our Future print logo

Bruce Highway - Wide Bay Highway Intersection Upgrade

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2020 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$14,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$11,200,000
Local Council/Shire:Gympie Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project will address congestion caused by traffic joining the Bruce Highway from the Wide Bay Highway heading south.  The works will involve and capacity and safety upgrades to the Wide Bay Highway intersection, including lane separation works.


The project will achieve the following benefits:

  • improved safety for all road users by separating traffic movements and removing conflict points
  • continuity of flow for southbound Bruce Highway traffic by separating vehicles turning right from the Wide Bay Highway
  • improved travel time and reliability for freight and passanger traffic


The Australian Government has committed up to $11.2 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Construction commenced in November 2020 and is to be completed in mid 2022, weather permitting.

Disclaimer: The material contained in this site is made available on the understanding that the Department is not thereby engaged in rendering professional advice for a particular purpose. Before relying on the material in any important matter, users should carefully evaluate the accuracy, completeness and relevance of the information for their purposes and should obtain appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Project details last updated: 22/12/2020