Community feedback will be requested shortly on the proposed design of two major interchange upgrades on the Bruce Highway near Forest Glen on the Sunshine Coast.
Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the proposed interchange upgrades at Maroochydore and Nambour Connection Roads would improve safety and efficiency for local, tourist and freight traffic moving through this section of the Bruce.
“This project represents a major investment in vital transport infrastructure that will support economic development in rapidly growing areas of the Sunshine Coast, and I urge the community to provide input into the design phase,” Mr Chester said.
“When completed, the upgrade will provide people living, working and commuting in the areas of Forest Glen, Buderim, Maroochydore and Nambour with substantially improved connectivity to local roads while delivering safer, faster access to the highway.”
Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien said the proposed design included a new four-lane eastbound bridge over the Bruce Highway, service roads east and west of the highway and signals at each junction to the Maroochydore/Nambour Connection Roads roundabout.
“New north-south service roads running alongside the Bruce Highway are also part of the upgrade and will link Mons and Maroochydore Roads, enabling the diversion of local traffic from the highway and providing a safer option for local residents and commuters alike,” Mr O’Brien said.
Members of the public will be able to see the plans and share their comments on Saturday 1 July at information booths at Forest Glen shops arcade (354 Mons Road).
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