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

Capricorn Highway and Gregory Highway Intersection Upgrade (Emerald)

Funding Program:Roads of Strategic Importance
Status:In planning
Transport Mode:Road
Expected Start/Finish:Early 2022 - Mid 2023
Estimated Project Cost:$7,880,000
Australian Government Contribution:$6,304,000
Local Council/Shire:Central Highlands Regional Council

Project Description

The Townsville to Roma Corridor is a key economic freight route that supports major industries including mining, agriculture and tourism.

The Townsville to Roma Corridor Upgrade is delivering targeted upgrades to the Gregory, Dawson and Carnarvon highways, and surrounding roads including the Dawson Developmental Road between Springsure and Tambo.

This Project involves the widening of the Gregory Highway to include additional turning lanes at the intersection with the Capricorn Highway.


This Project is expected to provide greater access for high productivity freight vehicles to navigate the intersection in a safer environment and enhance regional connectivity through more effective freight movements.


The Australian Government has committed $6.304 million towards the Project, in partnership with the Queensland Government.


This Project is expected to commence construction in early 2022 and be completed by mid 2023, weather permitting.

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Project details last updated: 17/05/2021