Vegetation removal & initial earthworks

Northern work zones

From early July 2017, vegetation removal works will commence for the new western service road near Sippy Creek Road, Cunning Road and Wilson Road, Tanawha.
The vegetation removal works will then move to the eastern side of the Bruce Highway for the Tanawha Road realignment. This is expected to occur around August 2017. The work zones are shown in the construction notice.

Night works will also be undertaken near the Sunshine Motorway interchange to safely remove large trees in close proximity to the Bruce Highway and Sunshine Motorway. The night works will be carried out intermittently over a period of six weeks, weather permitting.

Fauna spotters will monitor the work to ensure wildlife is protected and if required, relocated.

It is important to note that these activities are dependent on weather conditions.

Southern work zones

Over the next month, the following activities will continue at the southern end of the project:

  • vegetation trimming and removal
  • construction of site accesses
  • fencing and surveying
  • rock importation and dam filling activities
  • scoping works for electricity and telecommunication services
  • initial earthworks activities.

Work zones have been established at the Caloundra Road interchange and east of the Bruce Highway to the south of Laxton Road.

Other construction activities coming up across the project site include relocation of water, electricity and telecommunication services and installation of traffic barriers and other site controls.
Residents can expected increased traffic travelling near the work zones.

Motorists should expect localised traffic changes including reduced speed limits, road shoulder and lane closures and short-term traffic disruptions. Traffic controllers will be in place when required to assist and direct road users.

We thank the local community and motorists for their patience during these vital works.

If you have any questions about these activities, please contact the project team on 1800 749 022 or by emailing brucehwycr2sm@tmr.qld.gov.au.

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