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Capricorn Highway—Rockhampton to Gracemere Duplication


The $74.99 million commitment to 4-lane the Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere will provide increased capacity and reduced travel times for commuter traffic.




Early 2021


A 4-lane highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere will enhance the capacity of the Capricorn Highway and improve connections between these communities while also improving safety on this section of the regional road network.

The project will also deliver intersection upgrades at Fairy Bower Road and McLaughlin Street with provision for cyclists including on-road cycling facilities.


Fulton Hogan Constructions.


$74.99 million ($59.99 million Australian Government / $15 million Queensland Government).

Funded through the Northern Australia Roads Program.

Central Region - Fitzroy District

Project info

The federal funding component is from the Northern Australia Roads Program which supports works that provides infrastructure safety and productivity improvements.

The Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere is a commuter route connecting the community of Gracemere to Rockhampton City. It also serves as a key freight route in Central Queensland connecting the Bruce Highway in the east to central and western Queensland.

The Capricorn Highway Duplication project focuses on addressing the capacity of the highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere to cater for the traffic volumes that exceed 18,000 vehicles per day.

The completed upgrade to the Capricorn Highway will see increased capacity and reduced travel times particularly during the peak traffic times in the morning and afternoons.

The design and construct contract for the duplication project and has been awarded to Fulton Hogan Constructions, with design for the Capricorn Highway currently being progressed.

Construction expected to begin late 2019.

An average of 187 direct jobs will be supported over the life of the project.

Contact details

For further information on the Capricorn Highway Duplication, please contact us:

By email

By phone

1800 531 855 

By post

Capricorn Highway – Rockhampton to Gracemere Duplication Project
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Fitzroy District
PO Box 5096 

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Last updated
23 September 2019