STEGGALLS CREEK BRIDGE UPGRADES LOCKED IN
10th October 2022
Works to upgrade the retaining walls underneath the Steggalls Creek Bridge on the Bruce Highway at Yandina have been confirmed.
The project will improve the structural integrity of the bridge’s retaining walls and improve road safety in the high-speed, high-traffic environment.
The works will be undertaken to the structure of the bridge in the northbound and southbound lanes of the Bruce Highway, underneath the bridge.
Most construction work is expected to take place during the day, however occasional night works may be required to take advantage of lower traffic volumes and to facilitate the delivery of heavier equipment to the site.
There will be no noticeable change to the surface above the bridge and the works will have minimal impact on traffic, however reduced speed limits will be in place.
Works are expected to start in mid-October and take about four months to complete, weather and construction conditions permitting.
The Australian and Queensland governments have contributed $1 million to fund this project on an 80:20 basis.
Quotes attributable to Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey:
“It’s great to be working with the Albanese Government on this project, which forms part of our 15-year, $13 billion Bruce Highway Upgrade Program.
“Over 35,000 motorists use this stretch of the Bruce Highway every day, so it’s important we get on with these maintenance works to make the bridge as safe as possible.
“The Palaszczuk Government is working to make roads across Queensland safer, which is why we’re investing $1.5 billion in road safety initiatives over the next four years.
“We’re committed to getting Queenslanders home sooner and safer, helping them spend less time behind the wheel and more enjoying our great lifestyle.”
Quotes attributable to Queensland Member for Nicklin Rob Skelton:
“These upgrades are another great example of just how committed the Palaszczuk Labor Government is to maintaining and improving travel conditions right across Queensland.
“Road users can expect minimal impacts while the project, which will take around four months, is completed.
“The engineering behind this project is actually quite complex – specialist contractors will install 27 bored concrete piles below the road, which the retaining walls will be anchored into.
“The upgrades form part of our almost $3.1 billion investment in road and transport projects across the Sunshine Coast over the next four years, supporting 2,700 good, secure jobs in the region.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is continuing to deliver right across the state, delivering better services for Queenslanders and helping them enjoy our great lifestyle.”