|Funding Programme:||Northern Australia Roads Programme
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2018 - Mid 2019
|Estimated Project Cost:||$74,990,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$59,990,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Rockhampton Regional Council
The Capricorn Highway is Central Queensland's principal east-west freight corridor and is part of Australia's national Key Freight Route network. The Highway also forms part of Queensland's drive-tourism network, linking the Capricorn Coast to Outback Queensland.
This project will duplicate (widen from two-lanes to four-lanes) approximatley 5 kilometres of the Highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere.
This project is one of three recent commitments made by the Australian Government to undertake works on the Capricorn Highway.
The project will support the movement of people and freight and will support the economic development of northern Australia.
The project will provide the following benefits:
- increase road safety for passenger and freight vehicles, by providing safer opportunities for overtaking;
- improved travel-time for freight and other road users.
The Australian Government has committed up to $59.99 million towards this $74.99 million project.
Construction is expected to commence in early-2018, noting that the project is still in the early stages of development and the above project timelines are subject to change.
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Project details last updated: 8/02/2017