Ring road consultation: Have your say

The Department of Transport and Main Roads is undertaking public consultation for the Rockhampton Ring Road Project and the Bruce Highway—Rockhampton Intersections Upgrade.

The Rockhampton Ring Road project formed part of the Institute and Central Queensland’s on-going advocacy to improve safety and seek traffic efficiency for the region. These projects will commence construction following existing works on the Bruce and Capricorn highways.

Other roads and transport projects in the area include:

Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade

  • $157 million – 425 jobs
  • Duplicate the Bruce Highway to four lanes for 4.9km from Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road intersection through the northern suburbs of Parkhurst and Glenlee.
  • Due for completion in mid-2021.

Capricorn Highway-Rockhampton to Gracemere Duplication

  • $75 million – 187 jobs
  • Four-lane the Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere (jointly-funded with the Federal Government).
  • Due for completion in early 2021.

Road train access to Rockhampton abattoirs: Rockhampton-Emu Park Road

  • $20 million
  • Improvements to the road network to improve access for larger cattle trucks to North Rockhampton abattoirs (jointly-funded with the Federal Government).
  • Final stage of work underway now.

Bajool-Port Alma Road upgrade

  • $14.5 million – 59 jobs
  • Upgrade sections of the road over a 14km stretch (jointly-funded with the Federal Government).
  • Due for completion in mid-2021.

Capricorn Highway overtaking lanes

  • $19 million – 60 jobs
  • New overtaking lanes on the highway between Rockhampton to Emerald (jointly-funded with the Federal Government).
  • Due for completion early 2021.

And planning for:

Lawrie Street upgrade

  • $35 million – 56 jobs
  • Duplicate Lawrie Street, upgrade the bridge and overhaul existing intersections.
  • Pre-construction investigations from September 2020.

Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road upgrade

  • $80 million Staged upgrades to four-lane the remaining 21.7-kilometre section of the Rockhampton–Yeppoon Road between Iron Pot Road and Tanby Road intersection
  • Consultation to prioritise stage one to start in July 2020.

This comes off the back of the Queensland Government commitment over 4 years as part of Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs plan to support vital jobs during these challenging times. The Rockhampton Ring Road Project is a major infrastructure project within the Central Queensland region.

Costing $1 billion – almost 800 jobs and providing a new western link of the Bruce Highway from the Capricorn Highway (Nelson Street) in the south, through to Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road/Bruce Highway intersection in the north and will include a new crossing of the Fitzroy River. Construction is expected to start in 2022. The Bruce Highway—Rockhampton Intersections Upgrade is a project that will identify priority safety and efficiency upgrades for the Bruce Highway through Rockhampton, including investigating more than 40 key intersections. This $4.95 million planning project to investigate 40 intersection upgrades on the Bruce Highway through Rockhampton (jointly-funded with the Federal Government). Includes intersections specifically between Jellicoe Street/Upper Dawson Road and Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road.

Members in the region are urged to provide their feedback to their feedback to the State and fill out the survey on the Department of Transport and Main Roads website