Road works Brisbane to Rocky.

Submitted: Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 09:28
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Has anybody travelled the Bruce from Caboolture to Rocky recently. I am off to Alva soon with the van and I am thinking of going via Monto and Biloela and staying off the Bruce. Any advise on this?

Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Member - Wamuranman - Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 09:37

Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 09:37
I came down the highway a few months ago and there were still plenty of roadworks on the Bruce with many actual stops with flagman. But going up we went on a Sunday when the workers were not working. Still speed restrictions at sites but no actual stop/starts..a lot better. But the route through Biloela is a nice drive as well. Stop at Ban Ban Springs for lunch. Cheers
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 10:14

Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 10:14
Rick, the route through Monto and Biloela is probably no faster than the Bruce Highway even with its roadworks but a pleasant route and without both the trucks and roadwork frustrations.
We visit the kids at Gladstone that way.
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Follow Up By: petengail - Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 10:16

Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 10:16
We go north every winter and have given up on the Bruce. We usually turn off at Gympie and come out again at Rockhampton. Much more pleasant drive and no longer.
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Follow Up By: Rickb - Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 10:17

Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 10:17
Thanks Allan,

I am tending to lean towards giving the Bruce a miss.

Cheers Rick
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Reply By: snow - Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 11:39

Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 11:39
Yes and personally I would go the Burnett.
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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 12:47

Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 12:47
Last time I was down the Burnett a couple of weeks ago it was evident that a lot of traffic was now using it with all the roadworks on the Bruce. Mind you there is plenty of roadworks on the Burnett repairing flood damage.

There were 30-40 caravans stopped at Baan Bar free camping area and many more on the road.

Beware of the cameras in construction zones as well
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Follow Up By: Rickb - Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 13:10

Friday, Jun 07, 2013 at 13:10
Hi Lyn, thanks for the warning
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Reply By: Jos - Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 14:16

Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 14:16
A few days I saw that there was a long stretch of the Bruce down to one lane - just south of Noosa.
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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 14:32

Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 14:32
This is what happens in construction zones on the Bruce Highway.

Pile Up in Bruce Highway construction Zone
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Reply By: craigandej - Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 19:36

Saturday, Jun 08, 2013 at 19:36
The Bruce Hway is 90km's shorter. That's a lot of stoppages to make the other route an option.
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Reply By: bigmarkc - Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 08:45

Sunday, Jun 09, 2013 at 08:45
I came up the Bruce from Bris-Rocky a few days ago in a B dble at night.Enjoyed a good run even though the road works are in progress most of the way and its 80 kph most of the way.Like I say.It was night.
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