Responsible Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Proposal Stage of Development: Preliminary business case underway
Planned Stage End Date: Q 3 2019
Building Queensland Role: Assisting with the preliminary business case
Next Steps: Complete preliminary business case
Reporting Period: June to December 2018

NEED

The Rockhampton Ring Road aims to resolve a number of challenges for transport infrastructure through Rockhampton, including safety, efficiency and reliability.

PROPOSAL

The proposed project includes the preservation and investigation of a ring road and rail corridor, including works to divert the Bruce Highway between the Capricorn Highway and the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Road.

BENEFITS

The project benefits include:

  • improving safety and capacity issues on this section of the Bruce Highway
  • reducing congestion, improving network efficiency and reducing travel times through Rockhampton
  • improving network functionality, accessibility and regional capacity to support future development in the Rockhampton region
  • improving the reliability of freight and private vehicle trips by reducing the potential for severance of the Bruce Highway during flood events.