Accelerated funding has been allocated through the following Road Stimulus Packages to increase investment in roads and transport infrastructure as part of The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy.
Bruce Highway (Rockhampton – St Lawrence) provide bicycle on and off road paths
These bike and pedestrian infrastructure upgrades will improve safety for all road users. This project will deliver 3.03km of upgrades to existing bike lanes and 4.76km of new shared paths.
The project will provide on-road bike lanes and shared paths along the Bruce Highway, delivering improved bike riding and pedestrian infrastructure in Rockhampton.
There are 2 locations for the bike lanes and shared paths:
Site 1 will provide a shared path between Musgrave Street (Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road) to Yaamba Road and Moores Creek Road Intersection.
Site 2 will provide bike lanes and shared paths between the Neville Hewitt Bridge to Moores Creek Road (Bruce Highway) and Yaamba Road intersection.
- Improves safety
- Improves network efficiency
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Contributes to economy
- Contributes to regional growth
- Better active transport
- Improve safety for all road users by reducing possible conflicts with bike riders, pedestrians and drivers.
- Pedestrian safety.
- Freight efficiency and heavy vehicle management via reduction of on-road bike traffic.
- Environmental improvements.
- Improved bike rider safety and facilities.
- Boost to local economy.
The $6.6 million project is jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. The project is funded under the Road Safety Program Tranche 1 which is part of the Targeted Road Safety Program.
- Total investment
- $6.6 million
- Australian Government
- $5.28 million
- Queensland Government
- $1.32 million
Construction started in April 2021 and is expected to be completed by mid-2021.