Bruce Highway—Plentiful Creek overtaking lane

TMR has delivered a $10.934 million package of works that constructed two new overtaking lanes north of Rockhampton, at Plentiful Creek. This project was identified as part of the program of works to reduce the number of fatal and serious injury crashes on the Bruce Highway.

TMR has delivered a package of works that will provide critical safety benefits to motorists and ensure the highway can cater for future traffic growth. It will also improve driver safety by reducing driver frustration, improving overtaking opportunities and travel times and increasing freight efficiency and heavy vehicle management.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

  • 2 new overtaking lanes at Plentiful Creek, both northbound and southbound.  
  • Widened the road formation to incorporate wide centre line treatment. 
  • Replaced drainage structures. 
  • Signage replaced.  
  • Clear zone clearing completed to improve visibility and safety.  


The project is funded by the Australian government. 

Total investment
$10.934 million
Australian Government
$10.934 million

Current status

TMR has completed the construction of Plentiful Creek overtaking lanes.

Plentiful Creek overtaking lane

Plentiful Creek overtaking lanes: site map