Intersections in Queensland’s Rockhampton CBD will undergo overhauls as part of a $37.61 million package of safety upgrades.
Five key intersections which sit along the Bruce Highway between George and Bolsover Street will be upgraded.
These include George Street, Albert Street and the Bruce Highway, Alma Street and the Bruce Highway, Bolsover Street and the Bruce Highway, Alma Street and North Street, and Denison Street and the Bruce Highway
Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the upgrades would see locals get home sooner and safer.
“The Bruce Highway is Queensland’s busiest highway and is the backbone of both regional communities and industry,” Bailey said.
“The intersection upgrades will include additional lanes of traffic, extended turn lanes and upgraded traffic signals – helping remove the risk of rear end collisions from queueing. Upgraded pedestrian and cycling facilities will also improve the connectivity of the area with the existing active transport infrastructure through Rockhampton.”
This project builds on further works which are already underway in the region, which includes the upcoming Rockhampton Ring Road, the largest infrastructure project to be delivered in Central Queensland.
Detailed design for the project is underway, with construction expected to commence in mid-2023 and be completed by mid-2024, weather permitting.
The Federal Government’s $30.09 million contribution to the project will be provided under the $1.01 billion Bruce Highway Safety Package, with the Queensland Government contributing a further $7.52 million.
The Federal Government’s commitment forms part of a $31 billion transport infrastructure investment in Queensland since 2013, which is helping to connect communities and improve safety while creating jobs and supporting economic growth.