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.

Benefits

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

39 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 Oxenford – Coomera Gorge Road (Maudsland Road), improve intersection

The department is constructing safety improvements 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) Esk rehabilitate pavement

Construction is now complete for pavement strengthening and resilience works to improve road conditions on a section of the Brisbane Valley Highway through Esk.

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

About 24km of the Burke Developmental Road between Normanton and Dimbulah has been progressively sealed to an 8-metre width.

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Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road, upgrade intersection

The department has improved road user safety and traffic flow at the Caloundra Road and Ridgewood Road intersection, Little Mountain.

Location map of Capricorn Highway (Emerald - Alpha), widen pavement

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.

Carnarvon Highway Mungindi St George project map

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

Works involved 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 has delivered 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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Cloncurry – Dajarra Road, improvement works

The Cloncurry – Dajarra Road, improvement works will complete the seal between the start of the road and the turnoff to Phosphate Hill, and will also widen priority sections of narrow sealed road.

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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

Works are underway to fully seal Cramsie-Muttaburra Road between Longreach and Muttaburra, improving safety, efficiency and wet weather access.

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D'Aguilar Highway (Kilcoy - Yarraman), Sandy Creek to Kilcoy, improve safety

Construction is underway for safety improvements 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, replace timber bridge

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

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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.

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Fitzroy Developmental Road (Bauhinia - Duaringa), progressive sealing

This project will improve safety and all-weather access by widening and sealing a critical section of the Fitzroy Developmental Road.

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Flinders Highway (Julia Creek – Cloncurry), Scrubby Creek, pavement, strengthening and widening of floodway

Flinders Highway (Julia Creek – Cloncurry), Scrubby Creek pavement, strengthening and widening.

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

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

The project on the Flinders Highway included widening sections of highway pavement to allow for the installation of 1-metre-wide 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), widen to four lanes and upgrade intersections

Construction is underway to upgrade Lawrie Street from 2 to 4 lanes, between the McLaughlin Street intersection with the Capricorn Highway to John Street/Russell Street in Gracemere.

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Glasshouse Mountains Road (Steve Irwin Way), Beerwah to Landsborough, improve safety

The project will improve safety on a high priority section of Glass House Mountains Road (known as Steve Irwin Way) between the communities of Beerwah and Landsborough. The project will widen the existing road, install a wide centre line to separate opposing traffic flows, provide right-turn lanes at 3 intersections, install new traffic signals at Fraser Road and remove roadside hazards.

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Gold Coast Highway and Toolona Street, upgrade intersection

The department is undertaking this project to 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. The Stage 1 trial of more sustainable pavement rehabilitation systems and products was completed in August 2021. Trial results are informing how future stages of this project are being delivered.

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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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Kennedy Developmental Road—(The Lynd-Hughenden) upgrade

The department 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

The department is progressing safety upgrades to more than 31km of the Kennedy Highway between Kuranda and Mareeba.

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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)

The design has been completed for the Beaudesert Road and Illaweena Street intersection upgrade project in Calamvale. Construction started late June 2022

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Mount Lindesay Highway (Brisbane – Beaudesert), Stoney Camp Road to Chambers Flat Road, construct additional lanes

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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Mundubbera – Durong Road, John Peterson Bridge (Boyne River), replace bridge

The single-lane John Peterson Bridge will be replaced with a higher, safer, more flood-resistant 2-lane structure on an improved alignment.

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

Safety upgrades have been 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

Construction is underway on the Howard Creek Causeway upgrade (approximately 11km from Oxenford) on Tamborine–Oxenford Road. The upgrade, at Wongawallan, will provide a safer road alignment with increased flood immunity.

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Tewantin Bypass Stage 1, Cooroy-Noosa Road and Beckmans Road intersection upgrade

A new, 2-lane roundabout is being delivered to ease congestion, improve safety and traffic flow at the Cooroy-Noosa Road and Beckmans Road intersection.

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Torbanlea – Pialba Road, various locations, upgrade intersections and floodways

Work is underway on flood immunity and intersection upgrades along sections of Torbanlea – Pialba Road between Beelbi Creek and Takura.