Highway exit 188 close to opening
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.