|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||Early 2019 - Mid 2021
|Estimated Project Cost:||$158,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$126,400,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Rockhampton Regional Council
|Corridor:||Brisbane - Cairns
The project will duplicate the Bruce Highway between the Rockhampton – Yeppoon Road intersection and the Ramsay Creek Bridge through the northern Rockhampton suburb of Parkhurst. It will deliver a four lane urban roadway, including a new bridge over Limestone Creek, new road connections north and south of Boundary Road, new on-road cycle facilities and capacity upgrades to the Yeppoon Road, Boundary Road South, Boundary Road North and Stirling Drive intersections.
The project is also being delivered alongside a $36 million Bruce Highway Safety Package proect that will continue the duplication works for 1.14km from Ramsay Creek Bridge to Terranova Drive, resulting in 4.9km of the Bruce Highway being upgraded through Rockhampton's northern suburbs of Parkhurst and Glenlee.
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 $126.4 million to the project, in parternship funding with the Queensland Government.
Construction commenced in January 2019 and is expected to be completed by mid 2021, weather permitting.
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Project details last updated: 6/10/2020