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

A new wider and higher concrete bridge has replaced the timber bridge at Roundstone Creek on the Dawson Highway.

Roundstone Creek Bridge was built in 1945 and was one of the few remaining timber bridges on the Dawson Highway.

As part of an ongoing program of works to replace timber bridges in the Fitzroy District, the ageing structure has been replaced with a new concrete bridge capable of supporting future growth in the agricultural and freight industries.

Works also included upgrading the nearby intersection with Glenmoral Roundstone Road to accommodate B-doubles (a prime mover with 2 semitrailers).

In addition, the Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative provided $6 million to improve existing culverts and install new structures to improve flood immunity. These works were part of the supporting Roundstone Overflow project.

Overall, these works have provided improvements in safety and flood immunity that will benefit everyone who uses this section of the Dawson Highway.

Benefits

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

Key features

  • Improved structural integrity of the bridge.
  • Improved freight connectivity and access for higher mass limit (HML) vehicles.
  • Widened bridge from 7.4m to 9.2m.
  • Increased bridge height by 3m.
  • Supports expected growth in freight traffic. 
  • Supports the increase in economic productivity.
  • Intersection upgraded at Dawson Highway and Glenmoral Roundstone Road to accommodate B-doubles.
  • Reduced bridge maintenance and limits additional closures and/or traffic restrictions.

Funding

The Queensland Government 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 was 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 was completed in April 2022.

Project map

Dawson Highway Roundstone Creek Bridge Replacement map