|Funding Program:||Investment Road and Rail Program
|Expected Start/Finish:||TBC - TBC
|Estimated Project Cost:||$1,000,000,000
|Australian Government Contribution:||$800,000,000
|Local Council/Shire:||Rockhampton Regional Council
|Corridor:||Brisbane - Cairns
The Rockhampton Ring Road project involves the construction of a link 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 four lane 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.
The delivery schedule will be determined in consultation with the Queensland Government.
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Project details last updated: 3/04/2019