• Funding program Investment Road and Rail Program
  • Status Completed
  • Transport mode Road
  • Expected start/finish Early 2014 - Late 2015
  • Estimated project cost $98,140,000
  • Australian Government contribution $68,512,000
  • 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 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


The Australian Government committed up to $118.512 million towards the project in partnership with the Queensland Government and the project was delivered under budget.


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

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