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Bruce Highway – Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade – Stage 1

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2018 - Early 2020
Estimated Project Cost:$121,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$96,800,000
Local Council/Shire:Rockhampton Regional Council
Corridor:Brisbane - Cairns

Project Description

The project will duplicate 1.75 kilometres the Bruce Highway between the Rockhampton – Yeppoon Road intersection and Rachel Drive intersection through the northern Rockhampton suburb of Parkhurst.  It will deliver a four lane urban roadway, including a new 72 metre reinforced concrete bridge over Limestone Creek and capacity upgrades to the Yeppoon Road, Boundary Road South, Boundary Road North and Stirling Drive intersections.


The project will increase safety and reduce travel times by increasing the capacity on this section of the Bruce Highway to four lanes which will deliver improved traffic conditions for road users.


The Australian Government has committmed up to $96.8 million to the project, in parternship funding with the Queensland Government.


A date for the commencment of construction will be determined through the planning works, however it is expected that construction will commence early 2018 and be completed in early 2020, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 21/09/2017