Dawson Highway—Roundstone Creek Bridge Replacement

We are replacing the ageing timber Roundstone Creek Bridge on the Dawson Highway to increase safety, reliability, capacity and improve flood immunity.

The bridge was built in 1945 and is one of the few remaining timber structures on the Dawson Highway.

We are delivering a project to replace the existing bridge with a new concrete structure.

This project is part of an ongoing program of works to replace timber bridges in the Fitzroy District and will support future growth in the agricultural and freight industries by enabling increased freight connectivity across Central Queensland while ensuring a safer driving experience for all motorists.

During works, we will ensure strategies are in place to minimise impacts to nearby residents and road users.

In addition to replacing the existing timber bridge, the nearby intersection with Glenmoral Roundstone Road will be upgraded to accommodate B-Doubles.

The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative will also provide a $6 million investment 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

  • Improved structural integrity of the bridge.
  • Improved freight connectivity and access for higher mass limit (HML) vehicles.
  • 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.
  • Improved flood immunity (fewer and less frequent road closures).
  • Reduced bridge maintenance and limited 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.

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).

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

Current status

We started detailed design in May 2020. Invitation to tender for construction to go to market in November 2020.

Dawson Highway Roundstone Creek Bridge Replacement project map

Dawson Highway Roundstone Creek Bridge Replacement project map