Bruce Highway (Rockhampton – St Lawrence), Neilsen Avenue to Plentiful Creek, improve safety

Safety improvements are being delivered on the Bruce Highway between Terranova Drive and Etna Creek Road, North of Rockhampton.

There are 3 packages of works that include wide centre line treatment, shoulder widening and removal of hazards.

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.

Safety for all road users is being improved by incorporating wide centre line treatment, road widening, roadside treatments, removal of hazards and intersection improvements.

Project locations north of Rockhampton include:

  • Terranova Drive to Angela Road
  • Angela Road to Greenlake Road
  • Greenlake Road and Dawson Road intersections
  • Greenlake Road – Meldrum Road
  • Meldrum Road – Etna Creek Road.

The project includes installing approximately 6km of wide centre line treatment, road widening and realignment of Dawson Road and Greenlake Road intersections.

The project includes 3 packages of work:

Package 1 – Wide centre line treatment, shoulder widening, pavement rehabilitation and safety improvements between Angela Road and Etna Creek Road. Completed December 2021.

Package 2 – Realignment of Dawson Road and Greenlake Road intersections to form staggered T-junctions with the Bruce Highway. Expected to be completed in August 2022.

Package 3 – Wide centre line treatment, pavement rehabilitation and safety improvements between Terranova Drive and Angela Road. Completed December 2021.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Better road access
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth

Key features

  • Realigning Dawson Road and Greenlake Road intersections.
  • Intersection upgrades.
  • Removing hazards.
  • Provision of safety barriers.
  • Widening the road to incorporate wide centre line treatment.
  • Installation of protected turn lanes.

Funding

Package 1- Bruce Highway (Rockhampton – St Lawrence), Neilsen Avenue to Plentiful Creek, improve safety Investment ID 532679.
This package is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($17 million) and Queensland Government ($4.25 million) under the Bruce Highway Upgrade Program.

Package 2 – Bruce Highway (Rockhampton – St Lawrence) Neilsen Avenue (Site 2), upgrade intersection
This package is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($4.4 million) and Queensland Government ($1.1 million) under the Australian Government Road Safety Program.

Package 3 – Bruce Highway (Rockhampton – St Lawrence) Neilsen Avenue (Site 6), widen and safer roadsides
This package is jointly funded by the Australian Government ($4.4 million) and Queensland Government ($1.1 million) under the Australian Government Road Safety Program.

Total investment
$32.25 million
Australian Government
$25.8 million
Queensland Government
$6.45 million

Current status

Construction is underway on Package 2 - Realignment of Dawson Road and Greenlake Road intersections to form staggered T-junctions with the Bruce Highway. Expected to be completed in August 2022.

Works on Package 1 and 3 were completed in December 2021. 

Bruce Highway (Rockhampton – St Lawrence), Neilsen Avenue to Plentiful Creek, improve safety location map

Map showing the location of work to be carried out on bruce highway rockhampton st lawrence neilsen avenue to plentiful creek improve safety project.