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

Townsville to Roma Corridor Upgrade - Dawson Highway (Banana - Rolleston) - Roundstone Creek Bridge Overflow Upgrade

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:Under construction
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2021 - Mid 2022
Estimated Project Cost:$6,000,000
Australian Government Contribution:$4,800,000
Local Council/Shire:Banana Shire Council

Project Description

This project is one of 11 early works along the Townsville to Roma corridor upgrade, part of the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative. The project will raise the height of the Dawson Highway and provide drainage structures to increase flood immunity 19 kilometres west of Moura.

The Dawson Highway is a strategic route connecting eastern and western Queensland and also links the Port of Gladstone to the coal fields around Emerald and agricultural industries across Central Queensland.


  • Improved connectivity between people with jobs and services, and goods with markets
  • Improved efficiency and network reliability
  • Improved accessibility and connectivity of road networks


The Australian Government is contributing $4.8 million, 80 per cent of the project cost, with the Queensland Government contributing 20 per cent or $1.2 million.


Construction commenced in April 2021 and is expected to be completed in mid 2022.

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Project details last updated: 30/04/2021