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Bruce Highway Upgrade Program: Nielsen Avenue to Plentiful Creek safety works


This $18.3 million package of works will improve safety through Wide Centre Line Widening and intersection upgrades north of Rockhampton, from Neilsen Avenue to Plentiful Creek. This project has been identified as part of the program of works to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury crashes on the Bruce Highway.


10F Bruce Highway (Rockhampton to St Lawrence).




The project will deliver critical safety benefits to motorists and ensure the highway can cater for future traffic growth. The project will also improve driver safety by reducing driver frustration, improving overtaking opportunities and travel times and increasing freight efficiency and heavy vehicle management.


$18.3 million funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

Central Region - Fitzroy District

Project info

This project will improve safety for road users by utilising protected right hand turn lanes, Wide Centre Line Treatment (WCLT), safer roadside treatments including batter flattening, removal of isolated hazards and provision of barriers and improvements to intersections.

The upgrades are aimed at improving safety by allowing increased separation between passing vehicles. Project locations include:

  • Angela Road – Greenlake Road
  • Greenlake Road/Dawson Road intersection
  • Greenlake Road – Meldrum Road
  • Meldrum Road – Etna Creek Road.

TMR is currently completing the detailed design phase, with construction expected to commence late 2019.

The Bruce Highway Upgrade Program (BHUP) is jointly funded by the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities (DIRDC), and the Queensland Government, through the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). The BHUP is a $12.6 billion 15-year program of works (2013-14 to 2027-28) to improve safety, flood resilience and capacity along the Bruce Highway.

Contact details

Phone: 07 4931 1500
Last updated
09 July 2020