Road Stimulus Packages

Accelerated funding has been allocated through the following Road Stimulus Packages to increase investment in roads and transport infrastructure as part of The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy.

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Roads of Strategic Importance early works package

Together with the Australian Government, we are improving Queensland's inland freight corridors by investing $185 million across 22 projects. The Roads of Strategic Importance early works package projects are jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

These projects will help the freight and logistic industry move essential goods throughout Queensland more efficiently while protecting the safety of all road users.

Project works include: 

  • sealing roads  
  • building overtaking lanes to improve road safety  
  • upgrade to intersections
  • heavy vehicle breakdown pads.

View details of all jointly-funded Roads of Strategic Importance early works package projects

Queensland Government $400 million road stimulus package

The Queensland Government is investing $400 million across 42 projects to help supercharge the Queensland economy and improve road safety.

Project works include: 

  • intersection upgrades
  • widening of roads
  • sealing key freight routes 
  • upgrade to older bridge and culverts.

View details of all Queensland Government funded Road Stimulus package projects.

Jointly-funded Australian Government $415 million road stimulus package

Together with the Australian Government, we are fast-tracking infrastructure upgrades by investing $415 million across 38 projects. These projects are jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments. 

These infrastructure upgrades will help improve congestion on some of Queensland's busiest roads, increase productive and improve safety for all road users. 

Infrastructure upgrades include: 

  • bridge and culvert upgrades
  • upgrade to floodways
  • widening of roads
  • sealing of roads.

View details of all jointly-funded Australian Government stimulus package projects.

Jointly-funded $2.1 billion stimulus package

In addition to the $415 million package previously announced, the Queensland Government is partnering with the Australian Government to invest a further $2.1 billion towards infrastructure projects in Queensland, including:

  • $1.5 billion for the Coomera Connector Stage 1 (Coomera to Nerang)
  • $248 million for the Beams Road level crossing, including the Carseldine park'n'ride upgrade
  • $224 million for the Centenary Bridge Stage 1 Upgrade
  • $95 million for the Riverway Drive Stage 2 (Allambie Lane - Dunlop Street)
  • $53 million for the Mt Lindesay Highway - Johanna Street to South Street
  • $20 million for the M1 Pacific Motorway Upgrade Program - Exit 45
  • $4 million for the Currumbin Creek Road-Bienvenue Drive Intersection Upgrade.


  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Improves safety
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Improves flood immunity
  • Better road access

35 Projects in Road Stimulus Packages

Balonne Highway St George Bollon construct heavy vehicle breakdown facility map

Balonne Highway (St George – Bollon), construct heavy vehicle breakdown facility

The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative will deliver targeted upgrades to the Carnarvon Highway and surrounding roads.

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Beaudesert-Nerang Road and Maudsland Road, improve intersection

Safety improvements are being designed at the intersection of Beaudesert–Nerang Road and Oxenford–Coomera Gorge Road (Maudsland Road) at Mount Nathan.

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Boogan Road, widen and strengthen pavement

The upgrade will include the widening of the existing road.

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Brisbane Valley Highway (Ipswich – Harlin) rehabilitate pavement

Detailed design is underway for pavement strengthening and resilience works to improve road conditions on the Brisbane Valley Highway through Esk. This $5.5 million project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments as part of the $158.1 million Regional Economic Enabling Fund, under the $415 million economic stimulus package to help the Queensland economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Burke Developmental Road (Normanton – Dimbulah), pave and seal

The Burke Developmental Road will have up to 24km of road progressively sealed to an 8m width between Normanton and Dimbulah.

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Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road, upgrade intersection

Construction is underway for traffic signals to be installed at the Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road intersection, Little Mountain.

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Capricorn Highway (Emerald - Alpha), widen pavement

Works are underway to widen 3 high priority sections of the Capricorn Highway between Emerald and Alpha.

Carnarvon Highway Arcadia Valley Road project location map

Carnarvon Highway (Injune - Rolleston) and Arcadia Valley Road, upgrade intersection

The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative will deliver targeted upgrades to the Carnarvon Highway and surrounding roads.

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Carnarvon Highway (Mungindi – St George), widen and seal

Works involve pavement widening and sealing between 81.71km and 84.99km east of St George.

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Carnarvon Highway (Roma - Injune), Orange Hill, Lalors Lane, upgrade intersection

The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative will deliver targeted upgrades to the Carnarvon Highway and surrounding roads.

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Carnarvon Highway Intersection Upgrades

The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative will deliver targeted upgrades to the Carnarvon Highway and surrounding roads.

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Cooroy-Noosa Road planning study

We undertook a planning study to determine what improvements can be undertaken to improve road safety and performance.

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Cramsie-Muttaburra Road Pave and Seal

We are sealing almost 9km of the Cramsie-Muttaburra Road to improve safety, efficiency and wet weather access for all road users.

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D'Aguilar Highway (Caboolture - Yarraman), targeted road safety improvements

Design is progressing to improve safety along the D'Aguilar Highway between Sandy Creek and Kilcoy to reduce the risk of crashes.

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Dawson Developmental Road (Springsure - Tambo) Barcoo River Bridge replacement

Works are underway to replace the existing Barcoo River Bridge with a wider, higher, modern concrete structure.

Dawson Highway Roundstone Creek Bridge Replacement project map

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.

Flinders Highway Townsville - Charters Towers Mingela Road to Kookaburra Creek section of road where wide-centre line treatment will be applied as part of this project

Flinders Highway (Townsville - Charters Towers), Mingela Road to Kookaburra Creek, wide-centre line treatment

The project on the Flinders Highway includes widening sections of highway pavement to allow for the installation of 1m separations between oncoming traffic lanes. These wide centre line treatments have been shown to significantly reduce the risk of head-on collisions, greatly improving road safety.

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Gateway Motorway flyover - strengthening works and heavy vehicle restrictions

Following strengthening works and subsequent structural inspections of the flyover, load restrictions on the Gateway Motorway flyover have been eased, effective 17 December 2020.

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Gavial-Gracemere Road – Lawrie Street Upgrade (LSU) project

The Lawrie Street Upgrade project will deliver an upgrade of Lawrie Street, Gracemere from 2 to 4 lanes, between the McLaughlin Street intersection with the Capricorn Highway and John Street/Russell Street intersection in Gracemere.

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Glass House Mountains Road (Steve Irwin Way), targeted road safety improvements

Detailed design is underway for safety improvement works along Glass House Mountains Road (known as Steve Irwin Way) between Beerwah and Landsborough.

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Gold Coast Highway and Toolona Street, Upgrade Intersection

This project will improve pedestrian safety on the Gold Coast Highway at the Toolona Street intersection in Tugun.

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Gore Highway (Pittsworth - Millmerran), various locations, rehabilitate pavement

This project involves rehabilitating sections of deteriorating pavement on the Gore Highway. Stage 1 will trial innovative and sustainable pavement rehabilitation systems and products. Results from the trial will inform how future stages of this project are implemented.

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Gregory Developmental Road (Charters Towers - Lynd), package of works

The package of Gregory Developmental Road upgrades will deliver a stronger and wider surface, improving travelling conditions for motorists and a major culvert upgrade to improve flood resilience.

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Hervey Range Developmental Road (Townsville - Battery), Rupertswood Drive to Black River Road, widen pavement

TMR is currently undertaking pavement rehabilitation and widening on Hervey Range Developmental Road between Townsville and Battery, to improve travelling conditions for motorists.

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Isis Highway (Bundaberg-Childers), construct overtaking lanes

The Roads of Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative involved providing a southbound (Bundaberg to Childers) overtaking lane on the Isis Highway near Bundaberg.

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Kennedy Developmental Road—(The Lynd-Hughenden) upgrade

We are delivering the progressive sealing of Kennedy Developmental Road, The Lynd to Hughenden.

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Kennedy Highway (Mareeba - Atherton), targeted road safety improvements

This project will deliver safety upgrades to about 21km of the Kennedy Highway between Mareeba and Atherton.

Kennedy Highway Kuranda to Mareeba Safety Upgrades Project map

Kennedy Highway—(Cairns-Mareeba), road safety enhancement works

Safety upgrades to more than 31km of the Kennedy Highway between Kuranda and Mareeba are underway.

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Mount Lindesay Arterial Road (Beaudesert Road) and Illaweena Street, upgrade intersection (known as the Beaudesert Road and Illaweena Street intersection upgrade)

A business case is being developed for the Beaudesert Road and Illaweena Street intersection upgrade project, Calamvale/Parkinson.

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Mount Lindesay Highway (Brisbane - Beaudesert) - Stoney Camp Road to Chambers Flat Road

The section of the Mount Lindesay Highway between Stoney Camp Road and Chambers Flat Road at Munruben which is part of the Mount Lindesay Highway Upgrade Program is being upgraded.

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Peak Downs Highway (Nebo–Mackay): Eton to Mackay, targeted road safety improvements

Safety upgrades are being delivered on the Peak Downs Highway as part of the Targeted Road Safety Works Program.

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Proserpine - Shute Harbour Road, Paluma Road to Tropic Road (Cannonvale), duplication

An upgrade is being delivered to a 1.5km section of Proserpine-Shute Harbour Road in Cannonvale.

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Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road, Yeppoon Road Upgrade Project

The Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road is a regional road linking the Capricorn Coast, including tourist locations, such as Great Keppel Island to Rockhampton and beyond. 

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Tamborine–Oxenford Road, Howard Creek Causeway, upgrade flood immunity

Works have started on upgrading Howard Creek Causeway (approximately 11km from Oxenford) on Tamborine–Oxenford Road at Wongawallan to provide a safer road alignment, with increased flood immunity.

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Tewantin Bypass Stage 1 — Beckmans Road and Cooroy-Noosa Road construct roundabout

Detailed design is underway to deliver a new, 2-lane roundabout to ease congestion, improve safety and traffic flow at the Cooroy-Noosa Road and Beckmans Road intersection.