Bruce Highway—Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade

We are delivering the Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade to widen the Bruce Highway to four lanes between Rockhampton-Yeppoon intersection and Ramsay Creek, north of Rockhampton.

The Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade project, combined with the $36 million Bruce Highway Safety Package at Terranova Drive will deliver the duplication of 4.9 kilometres of highway through the northern suburbs of Parkhurst and Glenlee.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Better road access
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency

Key features

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 January 2019 and is expected to be completed and open to traffic in mid-2021.

Funding

$157 funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

Total investment
$157 million
Australian Government
$125.6 million
Queensland Government
$31.4 million
Aerial view of Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade concept plan
Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade Concept Plan

Aerial view of Rockhampton Northern Access Upgrade Concept Plan