The Rockhampton Ring Road project involves the construction of a new 18km section of the Bruce Highway, west of Rockhampton, with key linkages into the city at the Capricorn Highway, Ridgelands Road, Alexandra Street and Yaamba Road (Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road).
The proposed scope includes:
- a new sealed highway corridor, parallel with the rail corridor
- a roadway to increase flood immunity
- a bridge crossing the Fitzroy River
- intersection upgrades for connections to the Capricorn Highway, Ridgelands Road, Alexandra Street and Yeppoon Road
- new service roads and upgrades to locals roads
- improvements to stormwater drainage
This project builds on the $52 million Australian Government commitment to the $65 million Rockhampton Ring Road (Plan and Preserve) project, in partnership with the Queensland Government, for scoping and development activities.
The project will enhance capacity, safety and accessibility of the road network in Rockhampton by removing trucks from suburban streets, reduce travel times and congestion, and improve flood immunity on this section of the Bruce Highway.
The Australian Government has committed up to $800 million towards the project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.
Early works are expected to commence in mid 2021 and be competed in early 2022.
Main construction is expected to commence in late 2022 and be completed in early 2026, weather permitting.