Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road, strengthen pavement

Pavement strengthening and resilience upgrades will be delivered to a 3.7km section of Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road.

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

The road forms part of the designated state freight network and fulfils an important role in supporting defence, forestry, freight, tourism and commuter traffic demands in the region.

Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road is also a B-double route with more than 1390 heavy vehicles using the road every day along with more than 11,000 other road users.


  • Improves safety
  • Contributes to economy
  • Contributes to regional growth
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Improves ride quality

Key features

  • Replace and/or rehabilitate sections of pavement as required over a 3.7km stretch of road. 
  • Apply a new sealing treatment. 


The project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments on an 80:20 basis. Investment ID 1698013

Total investment
$5 million
Australian Government
$4 million
Queensland Government
$1 million

Current status

Construction started in August 2021 with completion expected in early 2022. 

Project mapRockhampton Yeppoon Road pavement strengthening and resilience