Responsible Agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads
Proposal Stage of Development: Preliminary Business Case Underway
Planned Stage End Date: Q1 2017
Estimated Cost of Delivery: To be determined*
Date of Publication: December 2016 (for period 4 June 2016 – 3 December 2016)


The Smithfield Transport Corridor is a 3.8 kilometre section of the Captain Cook Highway between Yorkeys Knob Road and McGregor Road which is approaching full capacity. This is creating congestion that is a contributory factor to crash rates in some locations, which are up to six times higher than the Queensland average.

Anticipated future population growth and associated increase in traffic will further exacerbate existing congestion and accident rates.


The objective of the proposal is to deliver improved operational functionality, improved safety and support regional development. The proposal is investigating a number of options including:

  • non-asset (e.g. improved signage)
  • improvements to existing assets (e.g. signalised roundabouts and road upgrades)
  • new asset (e.g. construction of a new road).


Complete Preliminary Business Case    >    Building Queensland assisting with Preliminary Business Case.

* An estimate will be provided once the proposal has been developed further.