The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) is planning for staged upgrades to the Bruce Highway between North Lakes and Caboolture.

Initial planning is complete and has identified concepts below which will improve safety, flood immunity, efficiency and reliability for all Queenslanders.

  • Bruce Highway from Anzac Avenue to Uhlmann Road: an additional northbound and southbound lane on this section of highway in place of the existing median.
  • Bruce Highway from Uhlmann Road to Caboolture-Bribie Island Road: options are being investigated to either add an additional northbound and southbound lane or add 1-way, 2-lane Collector Distributor (CD) roads on both sides of the existing Bruce Highway. Widening into the median in this section is challenging because of the significant lane changes generated by the proximity of the Uhlmann Road, Buchanan Road and Caboolture-Bribie Island Road interchanges and service centres. CD roads would separate shorter local trips from highway traffic, reducing weaving associated with traffic entering and exiting the highway, allowing the highway to operate more efficiently.

More detailed planning is underway as business cases are developed for these upgrades to improve traffic flow and safety while boosting capacity to meet growing demand.

View the concept designs

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Community consultation was undertaken from 5 October to 20 November 2023. The feedback provided will inform ongoing investigations.

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