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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.






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

Project info

In 2016, $74.99 million was committed by the Australian ($59.99 million) and Queensland ($15 million) Governments to duplicate the Capricorn Highway between the Rockhampton and Gracemere.

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

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 vital intersection upgrades at Nelson Street, Fairy Bower Road, McLaughlin Street and Gavial-Gracemere Road and provision for cyclists including on-road cycling facilities.

Traffic volumes on the Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Gracemere 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 contract for the Capricorn Highway duplication between Rockhampton and Gracemere has been awarded to Fulton Hogan Constructions.

The design for the project is currently being progressed with early works set to commence in February 2019 and construction expected to begin mid-2019.

Contact details

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

By email

By phone

+61 7 4931 1500

By post

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

Last updated
16 November 2018