Capricorn Highway (Rockhampton - Emerald) overtaking lanes
This project has delivered 6 separate overtaking lanes on the Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Emerald.
To provide extra safety and guidance for road users, the project included wide centre line treatment and advance warning signage to indicate the beginning and end of each new overtaking lane.
The Capricorn Highway is Central Queensland’s principal east-west freight corridor and part of Australia’s national key freight route network, providing an important link in the region's transport infrastructure.
There are currently 7 eastbound and 8 westbound overtaking lanes on the Capricorn Highway between Rockhampton and Emerald.
The 6 new overtaking lanes (3 eastbound and 3 westbound) have increased the number of overtaking opportunities for road users through this section of highway, which carries significant mining, agricultural and tourism industry traffic.
- Improves safety
- Increases capacity
- Improves network efficiency
- Increases traffic flow
- Reduces travel time
- Contributes to economy
- Contributes to regional growth
Six new overtaking lanes (3 eastbound and 3 westbound)
- Total investment
- $19 million
- Australian Government
- $15.2 million
- Queensland Government
- $3.8 million
The project was completed on 5 November 2020.
- Site 1 - 50km east of Duaringa started February 2020.
- Site 2 - 10kms east of Duaringa started June 2020.
- Sites 3 and 4 - 14km east of Blackwater started February 2020.
- Sites 5 and 6 - 25km east of Emerald started May 2020.