Why a trip to Gympie may take an hour longer this month

PLAN YOUR TRIP: A pamphlet detailing the roadworks and expected delays.
PLAN YOUR TRIP: A pamphlet detailing the roadworks and expected delays.

IF YOU'RE travelling south from Bundaberg this month take a deep breath and be patient.

A series of safety improvements to the Bruce Hwy will require some short-term delays for long-term gains.

Drivers can expect to wait up to an hour when travelling between Gin Gin and south to Gympie.

Areas included in the upgrades are south of Gunalda, Glenwood, Tinana, Aldershot, south of Torbanlea and three areas between Howard and Apple Tree Creek.

The Torbanlea, Apple Tree Creek and Aldershot works are expected to be finished by the middle of the month.

The roadworks just south of Gunalda are part of an overall upgrade to coincide with the construction of the new $10 million United service hub due to open in late November.

At Glenwood, road widening is being undertaken to improve safety for traffic travelling in opposite directions, and is part of $9 million worth of state and federal funding.

The works at Tinana are part of a planned $38 million upgrade to the interchange, which is forecast to be finished by the middle of next year.

As with other sites, a wider centre line will be installed in that area, as well as the removal of the Gympie Rd southbound off-ramp, to be replaced with one connecting to Iindah Rd.

The existing Three Mile Rd intersection will be moved to accommodate a new northbound off-ramp, which will streamline traffic divergence with the help of a newly constructed overpass.

Other improvements being made to the Bruce Hwy south of Bundaberg include the protection or removal of roadside hazards, upgrades to existing overtaking lanes, intersection changes and improvements, and the installation of audio tactile markings to centre and edge lines.

The sites are part of an effort to improve safety and increase traffic efficiency for drivers travelling along the 180km stretch of highway.

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