Dawson Highway (Banana - Rolleston), Roundstone Creek, replace bridge Dawson Highway (Banana - Rolleston), Roundstone Creek bridge, replace overflow

TMR is replacing Roundstone Creek Bridge on the Dawson Highway to increase safety, reliability, capacity and improve flood immunity.

Built in 1945, it is one of the few remaining timber structures on the Dawson Highway.

The project will replace the existing bridge with a new concrete structure. This is part of an ongoing program of works to replace timber bridges in the Fitzroy District to support future growth in the agricultural and freight industries while ensuring a safer driving experience for all road users.

Works will also include upgrading the nearby intersection with Glenmoral Roundstone Road to accommodate B-Doubles.

The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative will also provide $6 million for the Roundstone Overflow project. These works will improve existing culverts as well as install new drainage structures to improve flood immunity.

Benefits

  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Increases traffic flow
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance

Key features

  • Improves structural integrity of the bridge.
  • Improves freight connectivity and access for higher mass limit (HML) vehicles.
  • Bridge will be wider (increase from 7.4m to 9.2m).
  • Bridge will be higher (increase of 3m).
  • A fit-for-purpose structure to accommodate expected growth in freight traffic and support economic productivity.
  • Intersection upgrade at Dawson Highway and Glenmoral Roundstone Road to accommodate B-Doubles.
  • Improves flood immunity (fewer and less frequent road closures).
  • Reduces bridge maintenance and limits additional closures and/or traffic restrictions.
     

Funding

The Queensland Government has invested $12 million through the State-controlled Road Network Upgrades – Priority Candidate, to the Roundstone Creek Bridge Replacement project. Investment ID 804161

The Roundstone Creek Overflow project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative ($4.8 million Australian Government and $1.2 million Queensland Government). Investment ID 1510462

Total investment
$18 million
Australian Government
$4.8 million
Queensland Government
$13.2 million

Current status

Detailed design started in May 2020. The tender process for construction closed in December 2020 and was awarded in March 2021. Construction started in May 2021 and is expected to be completed in early 2022, weather and construction conditions permitting. 

Works location map

Dawson Highway Roundstone Creek Bridge Replacement project map