Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Caboolture-Bribie Island Road to Steve Irwin Way

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Late 2020 - Late 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$662,500,000
Australian Government Contribution:$530,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Moreton Bay Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project will upgrade approximately 11km of the Bruce Highway from a four lane to a six lane divided carriageway from the Caboolture - Bribie Island Road interchange to the Steve Irwin Way interchange. It will also include the replacement of 10 bridges (2 carriageways) over Lagoon Creek, King Johns Creek, Six Mile Creek, Rose Creek and Beerburrum Creek.


The project is expected to:

  • reduce travel time and provide capacity for future growth
  • reduce crash numbers and severity
  • create savings in crash costs
  • improve operational safety
  • improve flood immunity
  • deliver a more efficient and higher quality journey experience for freight, commuter and tourism/recreational traffic


The Australian Government will contribute up to 80 per cent towards the total project cost, capped at $530 million.


The project commenced construction in November 2020 and to be completed by late 2023, with weather conditions permitting.

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Project details last updated: 12/01/2022