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Bruce Highway – Yeppen Floodplain Upgrade – Planning and Design

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2013 - Mid 2013
Estimated Project Cost:$10,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$5,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Rockhampton Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The funding allowed planning and design works to be progressed towards the raising of the Bruce Highway across the Yeppen Floodplain. The future upgrade will involve construction of a two-lane road duplication of approximately 2.8km of the Bruce Highway across the Yeppen Floodplain from the Burnett Highway Intersection to the Yeppen Roundabout.


The new road will be built to a higher flood immunity level and will improve access to Rockhampton from the south and west.


The Australian Government has provided $5 million to the planning works in partnership with the Queensland Government.


Planning and design works were completed in August 2013.

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Project details last updated: 15/02/2017