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.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Better active transport

Key features

  • 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. 

Funding

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

Current status

Construction started in April 2021 and was completed in December 2021.

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