Rockhampton — Emu Park Road, upgrades including overtaking lanes and other priority safety and capacity improvements

This project will upgrade about 4km of Rockhampton-Emu Park Road to improve safety for all road users.

Planning, stakeholder engagement and surveying works have begun. 

The proposed scope of works will include 2 overtaking lanes, road widening to include wide centre line treatment and pavement works, along with safety improvements and clear zone clearing.  

The project will improve safety for all road users, improve travel times, travel reliability and increase regional connectivity and economic growth.


  • Improves safety
  • Increases capacity
  • Improves network efficiency
  • Reduces peak hour congestion
  • Better road access
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Widening 4km of the road to include wide centre line treatment.
  • 2 new overtaking lanes to improve traffic flow.
  • Pavement works to improve surface for smoother driving.
  • Clearing the roadside to improve visibility and safety.


Fully funded by the Queensland Government. Investment ID 1810071

Total investment
$19 million
Queensland Government
$19 million

Current status

The project is currently in the planning stage which includes community engagement with affected stakeholders and surveying work.

Planning activities are scheduled to be completed in early 2022.

Construction is proposed to start in late 2022 with completion mid-2024.

Project location map

Rockhampton Emu Park Road upgrades including overtaking lanes and other improvements project location map