SGQ Pty Ltd Installation of Safety Barriers on Bruce Highway
Safety improvements on the Bruce Highway are continuing, with barriers now being installed on the Sunshine Coast.
Local company SGQ Pty Ltd has been awarded the contract for barrier installation between the Sunshine Motorway interchange and Cooroy. This infrastructure upgrade will provide safety barriers in the centre median for the whole stretch of highway running through the Sunshine Coast. As such, these works will reduce the risk of cross-median crashes involving motorists travelling in different directions.
In addition, works are now under way to install barriers between Tanawah and Cooroy – which involves installing barriers along the centre median of the Bruce Highway from the Sunshine Motorway interchange at Tanawah north to Cooroy.
This follows on from work starting in May, 2018 to install safety barriers between the Steve Irwin Way exit at Beerburrum and the Caloundra Road interchange.
A new highway emergency cross-over bays would also be built as part of the works which will improve safety on the highway by allowing more access points for emergency services.
Works are being undertaken at night when traffic volumes are lower to ensure the safety of motorists and road workers and we thank the community for their patience and understanding while we carry out these important safety works.
The works were part of the broader Bruce Highway Safety Package, which upgrades safety at high-risk locations along the highway’s entire length. The $1.4 billion Bruce Highway Safety Package is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments, including $831.4 million from the Australian Government.
Works on the package are expected to be complete in mid-2020, weather permitting. An average of 273 direct jobs are expected to be supported throughout the life of the project.
In addition, new safety barriers were also installed in late 2016 on the Bruce Highway between the Pine River Bridge and Anzac Avenue.