Roma – Taroom Road, Sandy Creek, replace bridge

The department is replacing the ageing timber Sandy Creek Bridge on Roma – Taroom Road to increase reliability and capacity and improve safety and flood immunity.

Work is being undertaken to replace the existing bridge with a new concrete structure. The bridge was first built in the 1940s and is one of the few remaining timber bridges in the Fitzroy District. 

This project is part of an ongoing program of works to replace timber bridges in the Fitzroy District. It 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 this work, TMR will ensure strategies are in place to minimise impacts to nearby residents and road users.

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.
  • Improved flood immunity (fewer and reduced closure periods).
  • Reduced bridge maintenance and limited additional closures and/or traffic restrictions.

Funding

This project is fully funded by the Queensland Government. Investment ID 804220

Total investment
$9.5 million
Queensland Government
$9.5 million

Current status

Construction started in April 2021.

Project location map

Roma Taroom Road Sandy Creek replace bridge location map