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Bruce Highway–Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade (Stage 1 and Stage 2)


The Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade is a $121 million project to duplicate approximately 4.9km of the Bruce Highway between Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road intersection and Terrranova Drive, North of Rockhampton.






Duplication of the Bruce Highway north of Rockhampton will cater for increasing traffic demand for adjacent industrial, commercial and residential developments and provide amenity, access and road safety outcomes for all road users.

Upgrades to the Bruce Highway, north of Rockhampton, will include provisions for cyclist and pedestrian traffic.


$121 million

Central Region

Project info

The Bruce Highway is a critical strategic link for the state of Queensland that provides connectivity to all coastal and regional towns from Brisbane to Cairns. 

This section of Bruce Highway, north of Rockhampton, not only serves as the national highway, but also acts as the only arterial road to service the industrial, commercial and residential developments in the vicinity of Parkhurst. 

The Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade focuses on addressing safety and capacity issues identified on the Bruce Highway approximately 7km north of the centre of Rockhampton. The need for the project was identified in the Bruce Highway Action Plan 2012.

The upgrade (Stage 1 and Stage 2) will be delivered between the Bruce Highway intersection with Rockhampton–Yeppoon Road and Terranova Drive. The 4.9km of highway traverses the northern suburb of Parkhurst with medium density residential to the east and light industrial to the immediate west. 

The design phase is currently underway, with site construction expected to commence in 2018.

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View the concept plan for the Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade.

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Last updated
11 July 2017