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Bruce Highway - Yeppen Floodplain Upgrade

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Funding Programme:Investment Road and Rail Programme
Status:Completed
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2014 - Late 2015
Estimated Project Cost:$170,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$136,000,000
Local Council/Shire:Rockhampton Regional Council
State:QLD
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The Yeppen Floodplain upgrade involved the duplication of the Bruce Highway on an elevated carriageway, 3.5 metres higher than the previous highway. The new elevated crossing commences at the Burnett Highway intersection through to the roundabout at the intersection of the Bruce and Capricorn highways.

Benefits

Benefits of the project include:

  • Improved safety through the separation of north and south-bound traffic;
  • Improved flood immunity in flood events up to a Q100 level;
  • Improved efficiency for freight and passenger traffic travelling along the Bruce Highway and to and from Rockhampton; and
  • Reduced congestion

Funding

The Australian Government provided up to $136 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government.

Timetable

Construction commenced in January 2014 and was completed in November 2015.

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Project details last updated: 16/12/2016