Road Photos & Information: Queensland
  Pacific Motorway, Gateway Motorway & Bruce Highway (M1 / A1) - Beerburrum to Nambour

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General Information:

The M1 / A1 corridor is the main coastal route from the NSW border to the northern tip of the east coast of Australia, and links major cities and towns with Brisbane, and beyond the NSW border, Sydney.

Bruce Highway:

Bruce Highway is named after former Minister of Public Works, Henry Bruce 2 and connects Brisbane with all coastal regions north of the city.

The route is freeway standard from the Gateway Motorway interchange to Curra, north of Cooroy. From there, the route alternates between single and dual carriageway, and passes through rural, residential, industrial and commercial areas.

History:

Bruce Highway:

Click here for photos of former alignments between Beerburrum and Nambour

Beerburrum to Nambour   Nambour to Beerburrum
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Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Beerburrum, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Nambour Connection Rd approaching the interchange with Bruce Hwy (M1) and Maroochydore Rd (SR8) at Woombye, January 2008.

Image © Rob Tilley

Audible Line Marking Sign:
Sign indicating the use of audible road markings, Beerburrum, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

  Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the interchange roundabout with Bruce Hwy (M1), Nambour Connection Rd and Maroochydore Rd (SR8) at Woombye, January 2008.

Image © Rob Tilley

Tourism Sign:
Tourism sign welcoming motorist to the Sunshine Coast, Beerburrum, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

  Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign at Forest Glen, January 2008.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Beerburrum approaching Johnston Rd, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Forest Glen, approaching Mons Rd (TD25), April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Beerburrum approaching Johnston Rd, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Forest Glen, approaching Mons Rd (TD25), April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

Johnston Road:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the Johnston Rd interchange at Glass House Mountains, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Mons Road:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the Mons Rd (TD25) interchange at Forest Glen, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

Black Sign:
Black sign within the Johnston Rd interchange at Glasshouse Mountains, November 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign near Mons Rd at Forest Glen, January 2008.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on Bruce Hwy (M1) at Glasshouse Mountains, approaching Bells Ck Rd & Roys Rd, April 2018.

Image © Dean Sherry

  Ilkley Road:
Bruce Hwy (M1) passing under Ilkley Rd at Tanawha, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

Roys Road & Bells Creek Road:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the interchange with Bells Ck Rd & Roys Rd at Glasshouse Mountains, March 2009.

Image © Dean Sherry

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Tanawha approaching Sunshine Mwy (SR70), April 2012. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from May 2008. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from January 2008.

Image © Paul Rands

Roys Road & Bells Creek Road:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the interchange with Bells Ck Rd & Roys Rd at Glasshouse Mountains, March 2009.

Image © Dean Sherry

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Tanawha approaching Sunshine Mwy (SR70), April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Glenview approaching the interchange with Steve Irwin Way (SR6 / TD24) and Caloundra Rd (SR6), July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Sunshine Motorway Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the interchange with Sunshine Mwy (SR70) at Tanawha, April 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Rob Tilley from January 2008.

Image © Paul Rands

Steve Irwin Way & Caloundra Road Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the interchange with Steve Irwin Way (SR6 / TD24) and Caloundra Rd (SR6) at Glenview, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Reassurance Directional Sign:
Distance sign at Sippy Downs, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

Steve Irwin Way & Caloundra Road Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the interchange with Steve Irwin Way (SR6 / TD24) and Caloundra Rd (SR6) at Glenview, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green AD sign at Palmview approaching Pignata Rd, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Steve Irwin Way & Caloundra Road Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the interchange with Steve Irwin Way (SR6 / TD24) and Caloundra Rd (SR6) at Glenview, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Pignata Road:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the Pignata Rd interchange at Palmview, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Mooloolah River:
Bruce Hwy (M1) as it crosses Mooloolah River via Colin Clift Bridge at Glenview, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

  Pignata Road:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the Pignata Rd interchange at Palmview, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Freeway Green Advance Directional Sign:
Freeway green AD sign at Glenview approaching Frizzo Rd interchange, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from January 2008.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Palmview approaching Steve Irwin Way (TD24 / SR6) and Caloundra Rd (SR6), July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Frizzo Road Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the Frizzo Rd interchange at Glenview, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Palmview approaching Steve Irwin Way (TD24 / SR6) and Caloundra Rd (SR6), April 2012. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

Frizzo Road Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the Frizzo Rd interchange at Glenview, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Low Bridge Detour Sign:
Low bridge detour sign approaching Steve Irwin Way (TD24 / SR6) and Caloundra Rd (SR6) at Palmview, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Palmview approaching the interchange with Sunshine Mwy (SR70), July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from April 2008. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Meridian Plains approaching Steve Irwin Way (TD24 / SR6) and Caloundra Rd (SR6), April 2012. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Palmview approaching the interchange with Sunshine Mwy (SR70), July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from January 2008. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from April 2008. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Caloundra Road Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the Caloundra Rd (SR6) interchange at Meridian Plains, April 2012. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign at Palmview approaching the interchange with Sunshine Mwy (SR70), April 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Rob Tilley from January 2008.

Image © Paul Rands

  Services Sign:
Services sign approaching Steve Irwin Way (TD24 / SR6) and Caloundra Rd (SR6) at Palmview, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

Sippy Creek Road:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the junction with Sippy Ck Rd in Tanawha, March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Steve Irwin Way Exit:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the interchange with Steve Irwin Way (TD24 / SR6) at Meridian Plains, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Sunshine Motorway Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the interchange with Sunshine Mwy (SR70) at Tanawha, April 2012. Click here for a photo of this location by Rob Tilley from March 2009. Click here for a photo of this location from March 2006. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from January 2008. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from April 2008.

Image © Paul Rands

  Steve Irwin Way Exit:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the interchange with Steve Irwin Way (TD24 / SR6) at Meridian Plains, April 2012. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from November 2008.

Image © Paul Rands

Ilkley Road:
Bruce Hwy (M1) as it passes under Ilkley Rd at Tanawha, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

  Distance Sign:
RD sign at Meridian Plains, April 2012. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching Mons Rd at Tanawha, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

  Safe Travelling Distance Zone:
Section of Bruce Hwy (M1) at Bells Ck that is marked with chevrons on the road to show safe travelling distance from vehicle in front in good conditions, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

Mons Road Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the Mons Rd interchange at Chevallum, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Safe Travelling Distance Zone:
Section of Bruce Hwy (M1) at Bells Ck that is marked with chevrons on the road to show safe travelling distance from vehicle in front in good conditions, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the interchange with Maroochydore Rd (SR8) and Nambour Connection Rd at Chevallum, July 2011. Click here for a photo of this location from March 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Coochin Creek approaching Johnston Rd, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the interchange with Maroochydore Rd (SR8) and Nambour Connection Rd at Chevallum, July 2011. Click here for a photo of this location from March 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign at Coochin Creek approaching Johnston Rd, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

Maroochydore Road & Nambour Connection Road Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the interchange with Maroochydore Rd (SR8) and Nambour Connection Rd in Woombye, July 2011. Click here for a photo of this location from March 2006.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Johnston Road Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the Johnston Rd interchange at Coochin Ck, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from November 2008. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from March 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign on the off ramp to Maroochydore Rd (SR8) and Nambour Connection Rd at Woombye, April 2008.

Image © Rob Tilley

  Black Sign:
Heavily faded and vandalised black sign within the Johnston Rd interchange at Coochin Creek, November 2009.

Image © Rob Tilley

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the off ramp to Maroochydore Rd (SR8) and Nambour Connection Rd at Woombye, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

  Johnston Road Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the Johnston Rd interchange at Coochin Ck, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the off ramp to Maroochydore Rd (SR8) and Nambour Connection Rd at Woombye, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

  Red Road Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the Red Rd interchange at Beerburrum, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

Intersection Directional Sign:
ID sign on the off ramp to Maroochydore Rd (SR8) and Nambour Connection Rd at Woombye, April 2012.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the interchange with Steve Irwin Way (TD24) and Beerburrum-Donnybrook Rd at Beerburrum, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from November 2008.

Image © Rob Tilley

Distance Sign:
Reassurance directional sign at Woombye, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

  Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the interchange with Steve Irwin Way (TD24) and Beerburrum-Donnybrook Rd at Beerburru, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from November 2008.

Image © Rob Tilley

High Crash Zone Signs:
High crash zone signs on Bruce Hwy (M1) at Rosemount, March 2006.

Image © Paul Rands

  Steve Irwin Way & Beerburrum-Donnybrook Road Interchange:
Bruce Hwy (M1) at the interchange with Steve Irwin Way (TD24) and Beerburrum-Donnybrook Rd at Beerburrum, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from November 2008.

Image © Rob Tilley

Advance Directional Sign:
AD sign approaching the interchange with Bli Bli Rd (TD23) and Nambour-Bli Bli Rd (SR10) at Woombye, July 2011.

Image © Rob Tilley

     
Supplemental Advance Directional Sign:
Supplemental AD sign approaching the interchange with Bli Bli Rd (TD23) and Nambour-Bli Bli Rd (SR10) at Woombye, July 2011. Click here for a photo by Rob Tilley of this location from January 2008.

Image © Rob Tilley

     
Click here for the continuation of M1 / A1 between Nambour and Gympie
Click here for the continuation of M1 between Bald Hills and Beerburrum

1 Department of Transport and Main Roads, The State Road Network of Queensland, 30 June 2010
2 Bulldust, Beef & Beyond
3 Tyler Bullock
4 Nambour Chronicle, 26 October 1934
5 Nambour Chronicle, 23 November 1934
6 Nambour Chronicle, 21 December 1934
7 Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, North Coast Roadside Rest Areas
8 Nambour Chronicle, 8 November 1963
9 Sam Laybutt (Ozroads)
10 Sunshine Coast Daily, Drivers no longer dicing with death with safer road, 16 July 2014

Last updated: 11-Dec-2018 13:02

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