High­way exit 188 close to open­ing

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

THE lat­est mile­stone for the Bruce High­way up­grade from Caloun­dra Rd to Sun­shine Mo­tor­way is in sight, with the new north­bound exit to Steve Ir­win Way about to open.

Trans­port and Main Roads di­rec­tor gen­eral Neil Scales said the cur­rent north­bound Exit 188 loop from the Bruce High­way to Caloun­dra and Lands­bor­ough was to be per­ma­nently closed and re­placed with a new exit about 600m to the south.

“This new Exit 188 will be part of Aus­tralia’s first Diverg­ing Di­a­mond In­ter­change (DDI), which is rapidly tak­ing shape at Caloun­dra Rd,” Mr Scales said. “The exit will join Steve Ir­win Way at a sig­nalised in­ter­sec­tion where mo­torists can ei­ther con­tinue to­wards Lands­bor­ough and the hin­ter­land or turn right to to­wards Caloun­dra and the beach.”

Mr Scales said fur­ther traf­fic changes were pro­grammed for the project dur­ing the com­ing months.

The $813 mil­lion project is funded by the Aus­tralian and Queensland gov­ern­ments.

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