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
New and upgraded bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure is improving safety for road users along 2 key sections of the Bruce Highway in Rockhampton.
Works have delivered 3.03km of upgrades to existing bicycle lanes and 4.76km of new shared paths at 2 sites north of the Rockhampton CBD along the Bruce Highway:
- Site 1 provides a shared path from Musgrave Street (Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road) to Yaamba Road and the Moores Creek Road intersection.
- Site 2 provides bicycle lanes and shared paths from the Neville Hewitt Bridge to Moores Creek Road (Bruce Highway) and Yaamba Road.
- Improves safety
- Improves network efficiency
- Reduces peak hour congestion
- Contributes to economy
- Contributes to regional growth
- Better active transport
- Improved safety for all road users by reducing possible conflicts with bicycle riders, pedestrians and drivers.
- Increased freight efficiency and heavy vehicle management via reduction of on-road bicycle traffic.
- Supports environmental improvements by making bicycle riding and walking easier through better facilities.
- Boosted the local economy.
This $6.6 million project was jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments under the Targeted Road Safety Program Tranche 1.
- Total investment
- $6.6 million
- Australian Government
- $5.28 million
- Queensland Government
- $1.32 million
Construction started in April 2021 and was completed in December 2021.