The 1,700 kilometre Bruce Highway is Queensland's major north-south road corridor, connecting coastal population centres from Brisbane to Cairns and supporting around 58 per cent of Queensland's population.
Section D will see the construction of a new 26-kilometre, four-lane bypass of Gympie and will complete the final link in the 62-kilometre upgrade of the Bruce Highway between Cooroy and Curra.
Section D has been separated into two contracts to assist in the future management of contractual risks inherent with such a large project. They are:
- Contract One - Southern – Woondum interchange to Sandy Creek Road, and
- Contract Two - Northern – Sandy Creek Road to Curra.
The Northern Contract (Contract Two) is approximately 18 kilometres in length will extend from north of Sandy Creek Road to Curra.
|May 2018||Project Announcement|
|Mar 2021||Expected Contract Award|
|2021||Expected Construction Commencement|
|2024||Expected Construction Completion|
|Procuring Agency:||Department of Transport and Main Roads|
|Successful Tenderer:||CPB Contractors|
|Mar 2016||The Preliminary planning for Section D was completed.|
|May 2016||The detailed design process was commenced.|
|Jan 2018||The detailed design process was completed.|
|May 2018||The Federal Government allocated $3.3 billion towards the Bruce Highway Upgrade project over the next 10 years, with $800 million allocated to the Cooroy to Curra -Section D upgrade. The Federal Government's $800 million commitment will see funding contributions each year between FY2019-20 and FY2025-26, with the Queensland Government funding the project's remaining $200 million. The $1 billion investment is in addition to the existing $52 million being spent on planning and designing the project.|
|Aug 2019||Infrastructure Australia approved the business case for Cooroy to Curra Section D: Woondum to Curra. IA has added the project to the Infrastructure Priority List as a Priority Project Early.|
|Mar 2021||CPB Contractors was awarded Section D Contract Two (Northern Contract).|