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Bruce Highway – Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade (RNAU)

Overview:

The $121 million Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade will widen the Bruce Highway to four lanes between Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road intersection and Ramsay Creek, north of Rockhampton.

When combined with a $36 million Bruce Highway Safety Package project at Terranova Drive, the full scope of works will result in the duplication of 4.9km of highway through the northern suburbs of Parkhurst and Glenlee.

Location:

Rockhampton.

Completion:

2020.

Benefits:

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 between Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road and Ramsay Creek.

Supplier:

Joint venture of McIlwain Civil Engineering Pty Ltd and SGQ Pty Ltd.

Funding:

$157 million.

Regions:
Central Region, Central Region - Fitzroy District

Project info

Bruce Highway–Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade

The Bruce Highway is a 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 $121 million Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade will widen the Bruce Highway to four lanes between Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road intersection and Ramsay Creek, north of Rockhampton.

When combined with a $36 million Bruce Highway Safety Package project at Terranova Drive, the full scope of works will result in the duplication of 4.9km of highway which traverses the northern suburb of Parkhurst with medium density residential to the east and light industrial to the immediate west. 

Project construction commenced on site in December 2018 and is expected to be completed and open to traffic mid-2020.

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View the concept plan for the Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade.

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Last updated
09 January 2019