Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts

Dawson Highway – Kin Kora Roundabout

Funding Program:Investment Road and Rail Program
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Mid 2015 - Mid 2016
Estimated Project Cost:$16,580,000
Australian Government Contribution:$8,290,000
Local Council/Shire:Gladstone Regional Council

Project Description

The project upgraded the Kin Kora roundabout at the intersection of the Dawson Highway and Philip Street in Gladstone into a fully signalised intersection.


The project improves safety and traffic flow, including for heavy vehicles.


The Australian Government committed to provide 50 per cent up to  $12.5 million to upgrade the Kin Kora roundabout, based on an estimated project cost of $25 million, in partnership with the Queensland Government.

As the project was delivered under budget for $16.58 million, the final Australian Government contribution was $8.29 million.


Construction commenced in May 2015 and was completed June 2016.  Minor finalisation works include fencing and electrical works  as well as footpath regrading was undertaken in early 2017 and was completed in March 2017.

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Project details last updated: 2/10/2019