Bald Hills to Meridan Plains, Queensland


Department of Transport and Main Roads



  • Roads


 2022 – 2024

Contract value

$50 – 75 million


Bruce Highway Smart Motorways
Stage 2: Pine River to Caloundra Road

Fast facts

142 no.

project sites

60 km

section of the Bruce Highway

79 no.

highway under bore locations (HDD)


The Bruce Highway – Pine River to Caloundra Road Smart Motorways (Stage 2) project will deliver additional Smart Motorways technology along a 60km section of the Bruce Highway between the Pine River and Caloundra Road. The project involves:

  • Ramp signals at highway entry ramps to manage traffic entering the highway
  • Variable speed limit signs to notify motorists of speed limit changes in response to an incident or changes in road conditions
  • Variable message signs to communicate with motorists about changes in road conditions
  • Vehicle detection systems that capture data to enable the operation of Smart Motorways technology
  • CCTV cameras to monitor real-time traffic conditions.

Key challenges include working on a busy road corridor requiring complex traffic, multiple interfacing projects, and utility protection and relocations.

The project will:

  • Improve safety
  • Improve network efficiency
  • Reduce peak hour congestion
  • Reduce travel time
  • Contribute to economy
  • Contribute to regional growth.